Waste and recycling
- Mixed waste
- Electrical equipment
- Hazardous waste
- Large amounts of waste
YES: All waste that you cannot or do not want to sort
NO: Hazardous waste, such as energy-saving lamps, fluorescent tubes, batteries, medicines or chemicals with a warning sign on the packaging
Mixed waste is usually burned in a waste power plant to produce heat and electricity.
YES: food waste, food that has gone bad, fruit and vegetable peels, kitchen paper, coffee grounds and tea bags
NO: chemicals, glass, metals, cat litter, soil, garden waste, home plants or flowers, pet litter or any waste from pet cages
Biowaste is processed into compost. Some municipalities extract biogas from biowaste, which is then converted into electricity and heat.
YES: newspapers, advertisements and envelopes, etc.
NO: wet or very dirty paper, paper bags, cardboard packagings, gift-wrapping paper
Recycled paper is used to make newspapers or toilet paper.
YES: milk cartons, cardboard, paper bags, carton packages, for example pizza boxes
NO: wet or very dirty paper
Recycled carton is used to make kitchen paper and toilet paper rolls.
YES: metal items and packages whose main material is metal
NO: electrical devices or batteries
Different metals are machine sorted and used as material for new products.
YES: glass containers for food (bottles and jars)
NO: glass objects, glassware, mirrors ceramics, crystal, window glass, lamp
Recycled glass is used to make new glass containers.
You can return household and mobile phone batteries to red collection containers found in stores.
The metal from batteries is recycled and all hazardous materials are processed safely.
Electrical equipment and electronics
All electric or battery-powered devices and toys.
Take small devices and toys back to stores that sell electrical equipment and electronics. Take big devices and toys to electronic waste collection points, click here www.kierrätys.info, for the location of electronic waste collection points in Hämeenlinna.
The metals from electrical equipment are recycled and used to make new equipment, for example.
Fluorescent lamps, energy-saving light bulbs, chemicals whose packages have a warning symbol. Dispose of them at a hazardous waste collection point, see the kierratys.info website.
Large amounts of waste
Take large amounts of waste to the Karanoja waste treatment area.
source: Info Finland