A part of ecological living is a working garbage disposal system as well as recycling and conservation of energy. All housing locations have burnable waste bins as well as bins for landfill waste, paper, glass, metals and cardboard.
Electric devices and hazardous waste (batteries, light bulbs, solvents, fuel, glue, paint, etc.) is not to be thrown in with other waste. It should be carried to appropriate collection sites. Find out the hazardous waste collection sites that are near your residential location. More information www.tsj.fi. Medicine that has expired should be taken to the pharmacy to be disposed of. Large items (for example furniture) are to be taken to the appropriate collection sites.
Always put your waste in containers and keep the lids closed. Unclean and overflowing waste containers are a health risk and also attract mice, rats and birds, which spread the waste as well as diseases.
In 2016 landfill waste will no longer be collected, but biowaste will start to be collected. More information about these new policies will be given later on.