Waste disposal

Careful waste management has a great importance to the living conditions at the property and proper waste sorting has a great importance to the environment. The Hoas waste collection bins are emptied at intervals specified in the contract. It is important not to leave any rubbish or trash bags on the floor of waste areas. If there is so much rubbish on the floor that the bins cannot be brought out of the shelter, they will not be emptied. Driver of the waste collection truck is not required to collect rubbish from the floors, only to empty the bins. Food scraps and other rubbish left on the floor will soon attract various visitors, such as rats.

Fill the containers starting from the one furthest away from the entrance and follow sorting guidelines. Please notice that some Hoas properties have several waste collection areas, which may have different waste containers. If you do not find a suitable waste bin for your waste, check the other waste collection areas on the property. Some of Hoas' newer properties have a pipe system for waste collection. The hatch is opened with a key fob, which you can collect from the Hoas office, if you live in a property that has a collection pipe.

Tenants are responsible for disposing of any large waste items, furniture and other items that do not belong in the waste collection shelter. Furniture, problem waste and other items not belonging in the waste collection bins must not be left in the waste collection shelter or anywhere else around the property. Please help us, and the environment, by taking everything you can to waste recycling and disposal stations be reused or sorted correctly!

Sorting waste

If you recycle correctly, only a small part of your waste ends up at the dump and becomes a burden on the environment. Recycling materials allows us to conserve untouched natural resources. Correct recycling can also lower the cost of waste disposal for your property.

Your actions as a tenant play a significant role in the success of waste sorting. Little effort will bring big results! Below you will find a summary of what to put into which waste container, as well as information on which waste can be recycled.

Check kierrätys.info page to find the other nearest recycling locations if you don't have containers for everything at your own property.

 

Sources:

HSY, Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority

Yle, Kuningaskuluttaja (in Finnish)