Separate collection or composting of biowaste is a prerequisite for a longer emptying interval of the waste container.
Read on our website how to start composting on your property.
Longest emptying intervals for waste containers:
|Type of waste||Longest emptying interval|
|Mixed waste||4 weeks*|
|Dry waste (property has separate collection or composting of biowaste)||8 weeks|
|Deep collection of mixed waste||8 weeks|
|Biowaste collected in a deep collection or mechanically refrigerated container||4 weeks|
|Carton packaging waste||16 weeks|
|Plastic packaging waste||16 weeks|
|Cardboard packaging waste||6 months|
|Glass packaging waste||6 months|
*In accordance with the waste management regulations (only in Finnish) that entered into force on 1 May 2022, the emptying interval of a mixed waste container can be four weeks throughout the year. If desired, the customer can specify a shorter emptying interval in their agreement for periods during which more waste is generated (e.g. summer). Changes can be made in our customer service (excl. Nurmijärvi).
Waste container capacity
Only waste intended for the container may be placed in the waste container.
The maximum amount of waste that may be placed in manually movable containers is:
• containers of under 120 litres: 20 kg
• containers of 120–240 litres: 40 kg
• containers of 241–660 litres: 60 kg