Municipal waste management is an essential service that always requires the municipality to be responsible for its operation. Waste management must also function in places where the provision of the service is difficult and unprofitable, and it must operate on an equal basis for the municipal residents, in particular.
According to the Waste Act, all residential properties must join waste management organised by the municipality. This also applies to holiday homes. Kiertokapula handles waste management responsibilities in all its owner municipalities (Nurmijärvi as of 1 March 2023). Housing companies, detached house properties and holiday homes can join waste management using either a property-specific or jointly owned container.
Companies and organisations are free to tender out their waste management. Read more about waste management for companies here (in Finnish).
Kolmenkierto Waste Management Board, Kiertokapula Oy and environmental protection authorities cooperate in the same area, each with their own duties. The customer also plays an important role in ensuring effective waste management.