Map of separate collection areas for recyclable waste

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According to the new Government Decree on waste management, 55% of municipal waste must be recycled in 2025, 60% in 2030 and 65% in 2035. The recycling targets for packaging waste are also increased: 65% of all packaging waste must be recycled by 2025 and 70% by 2035. In addition, material-specific recycling targets have been set for different types of packaging wastes.

The new Waste Act will mean that the separate collection of packaging waste in the operating region of Kiertokapula will be extended to properties in built-up areas with at least five (5) residential apartments. At the moment, the minimum is ten residential apartments, with the exception of cardboard and plastic packaging waste, for which the minimum is five (5) apartments. Select area A on the map to see the area covered by this collection obligation.

The collection of glass packaging, small metal and cardboard waste by Kiertokapula will begin during 2023 as follows

Collection starts 1 July 2023

  • Hattula
  • Hämeenlinna
  • Janakkala (excl. Tervakoski)

Collection starts 1 November 2023

  • Järvenpää
  • Kerava
  • Tuusula
  • Mäntsälä

Collection starts 1 September 2023

  • Hausjärvi
  • Hyvinkää
  • Loppi
  • Nurmijärvi
  • Riihimäki
  • Tervakoski, Janakkala
  • Jokela, Tuusula

Obligation to collect or compost biowaste to expand in 2024

In 2024, the collection or composting of biowaste will become mandatory for all properties in built-up areas with more than 5,000 inhabitants and their peripheries. Select area B on the map to see the area covered by this obligation.

Even after the change, composting is still a permitted and preferred way to treat biowaste. If biowaste is not composted, it must be collected on the property in a separate biowaste container. Collections in our municipalities will begin in stages during 2024. More information about the arrangement of collections will be announced closer to the change.

Attached to the regulations is a map defining the area to which the obligation applies. You can view the map from the link below

Map of areas covered by the separate collection obligation (in Finnish)