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Waste disposal

Riihimäki city's waste management is organized by Kiertokakapula Oy.

  • The general part and justifications for the waste management regulations have been prepared as background material for the actual waste management regulations. The general part includes, among other things, background information on waste legislation and waste management operators. The general part does not contain binding regulations. In the explanatory part, the content of the regulations and their application are interpreted, as well as the legislation on the basis of which the regulations were issued.

    From the point of view of residents, the most important changes in the new waste management regulations concern the emptying intervals of waste containers and the obligation to collect plastic packaging waste, which has entered into force in stages from 1.1.2021 January 31.5.2022, but no later than XNUMX May XNUMX.

    The emptying interval and self-handling of sedimentation and closed well sludge remain unchanged, but the waste board reminds you to notify the waste board about self-handling. If self-processing concerns the sludge of a maximum of four residential properties, a deviation from the waste management regulations must be requested from the waste board. More information and forms

    The common waste management regulations of all municipalities in Kiertokapula Oy's / waste management authority's operating area came into force on April 1.4.2020, XNUMX.

  • The city depot at VO Mäkinen katu 2 has a collection point for household hazardous waste and electrical and electronic waste.

    The collection point is open Mon 8:18-8:15.30, Tue-Thu 8:13.30-XNUMX:XNUMX and Fri XNUMX:XNUMX-XNUMX:XNUMX

    You can bring to the depot collection point free of charge:

    • hazardous waste (formerly hazardous waste)
    • electrical and electronic waste
    • scrap metal

    You cannot bring mixed waste, clothes, cardboard, glass, paper, Styrofoam, wood, durable wood, bricks, concrete, tires, plastic or garden waste to the depot's collection point.

    From August 1.8.2023, XNUMX, there will be a waste textile collection container in the area. Only clean and dry textiles packed well in a plastic bag can be put in it. Wet and moldy fabrics and clothes are still put in mixed waste, as are bags, shoes, belts, etc.

  • Responsible for the official duties of waste management Waste board Kolmenkierto. The Jätelautkunta is a joint municipal waste management authority that acts as a joint board of 13 municipalities. The Waste Board performs the official tasks of organizing waste management in accordance with the Waste Act and jointly agreed upon by the cooperatives.

    The waste committee, among other things, approves waste management regulations and decides on deviations from waste management regulations (for example, an extended waste container emptying interval), approves waste tax, sets waste fees and processes reminders regarding waste fees and requests for rationalization of waste fees. In addition, the waste board decides on the principles of waste transportation and maintains a customer register for waste management on properties.

    Jätelautkunta Kolmenkierto's agendas and minutes can be read from the link above.

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Kiertokapula Oy

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  • Waste treatment areas visiting hours
  • The customer service phone is answered on weekdays from 9 am to 15 pm. When calling from a landline phone, the local network fee (pvm) is charged, and when calling from a mobile phone, the mobile phone fee (mpm) is charged.
  • In the customer network you can make, among other things, an order for waste management, a biowaste composting notification and changes to the emptying of the waste container.
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