Hazardous waste

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Reasonable quantities of hazardous waste are generally accepted free of charge from households and farms. Exceptions are impregnated wood, asbestos, fire extinguishers and gas cartridges, which are subject to treatment fees in accordance with the price list.

Hazardous waste (formerly problem waste) includes, for example, the waste items listed below. The quantities accepted at waste treatment sites and municipal depots without prior notice are provided in parentheses.

  • Products marked with warning labels for chemicals
  • Lubricating oils, i.e. waste oils (max. 100 l)*
  • Other oily waste, e.g. cotton cleaning waste and oil filters (max. 5)
  • Other solid oily waste (max. 50 kg)
  • Accumulators (max. 5) and battery fluid
  • Clutch, brake and coolant fluids (max. 100 l)
  • Paints, adhesives, varnishes and hardeners, including hairspray and nail polish (max. 100 l, calculated according to the combined volume of containers)
  • Wood preservatives and impregnating agents (max. 100 l)
  • Sulphuric, hydrochloric and other acids, alkaline detergents
  • Solvents and thinners, e.g. turpentine, thinner, acetone and naphtha (max. 50 l)
  • Fuels, e.g. petrol, diesel (max. 50 l)
  • Plant protectants and pesticides (max. 20 kg)
  • Poisonous substances and disinfectants, strong washing and cleaning detergents (max. 50 l)
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Powdered mortars with a warning label on the packaging (max. 100 kg)
  • Construction waste that has been found to be high in PAHs, e.g. tar paper or parquet with creosote (max. 100 l)
  • Batteries (max. 500 pcs) and small accumulators (max. 10 pcs)
  • Gas cartridge for camping, small / carbon dioxide cartridge, big (max. 3 pcs)
  • Carbon dioxide cartridge, small (max. 15 pcs)

* Waste oil must be delivered to waste treatment sites, municipal depots and weekly collection tours in manually movable containers. During collection drives, the oil can also be pumped from a larger barrel.

Empty plastic packaging for hazardous waste, e.g. petrol and lubricating oil packaging, is not accepted as hazardous waste. The empty packaging can be sorted into mixed or dry waste.

If you wish to deliver a larger load of hazardous waste at once, please contact us about a week before delivery by email at tyonjohto[at]kiertokapula.fi.

More information

Hazardous waste is waste that poses a threat to or harms people’s health or the environment. With regard to hazardous waste, it is important to remember the following:

  • A product marked with a warning label is always hazardous waste. However, not all hazardous waste has a warning label. These kinds of items include, for example, hazardous waste from cosmetics, such as nail polishes, perfumes and deodorants.
  • Always keep hazardous waste separate from other waste and out of the reach of children. Do not mix different hazardous waste items with each other.
  • Store hazardous waste in its sealed original packaging or label the packaging clearly.
  • Food packaging must not be used to store hazardous waste.
  • Deliver hazardous waste to an appropriate collection point regularly, at least once a year.

You can often identify packaging of hazardous waste by the warning labels:

Old hazardous substance packaging may have the old, orange and black label: