HOW TO GET RID OF THE WASTE?If you live in a row house or a block of flatsThe waste management is already taken care ofby a housing cooperative. The maintenancecharge or rent includes the cost of wastemanagement.There are several containers at your yard forsorting the waste. The biggest blocks of flats havetheir own containers for glass, metals, paper andcartons, biowaste and landfill waste. All the wastecontainers should have the name labels inFinnish. Take a look inside a container to seewhat kind of waste goes in!If you live in a single family houseYou make a contract with a local wastetransportation company. The company emptiesyour landfill waste container regularly.There are several waste transportation companiesin the region. The easiest way to find contactinformation is to ask from your neighbour or usethe internet or ask from waste advisers. You canbuy a waste container from a hardware storeyourself or the waste transportation companyassists you.The container on your yard is for landfill waste.You can put there things that can’t be reused orrecycled in any way. Bring your recyclable wasteto local recycling points: there are containers forpaper and cartons, glass and metals.You can compost organic materials from yourgarden and leftovers from cooking. If the sortinggoes well, there should be only little landfillwaste. It’s better for the environment andcheaper for you.
BIOWASTE– put to the collection or– compost yourselfThe residents living in thehousing corporations sort thebiowaste if there are more thanfive homes. Their biowaste iscollected to be composted ormade to gas.If you live in asingle familyhouse, you cancompost all yourleftover food andgarden waste.Garden waste can be compostedin an open frame. You can alsoask for a separate container forgarden waste from your wastetransportation company.BIOJÄTE, KOMPOSTIFood leftovers in a compostermay attract foxes, rats and birds.Use a closed composter to keepanimals out. During wintercompost may froze, so makesure yours is heat insulated. Afunctioning, well maintainedcomposter doesn’t smell.Suitable organic waste:food leftoversfish guts and small bonescoffee grounds with filters,tea bagsfruit and vegetable peelsfloral soil, houseplantsgrass cuttingsplant and bush trimmingsleavestwigs (not too large)straw and hayREUSABLE WASTE GOES TORecycling points are usuallyplaced to the residential areas orto the store yards. Also somegrocery stores offer a recyclingpoint to serve their customers.The municipals decide where agood place for a recycling pointis and they are responsible forthe maintenance.RECYCLING POINTSHYÖTYJÄTEPISTEKIERRÄTYSPISTEEKOPISTEPlease sort the waste accordingthis guide and keep the recyclingpoints clean of trash! If you arenot sure how to sort, take a lookinside the waste containers.
METAL METALLI Small metal objects at home:empty drinking andpreservative canskettles, cutlery, oven plates,metallic lids and caps,empty aerosol cans,aluminium foil andaluminium baking tinsbarbed wire, cables,electrical wiresBring large metallic objects directly to the recipient, because they don’tfit into the containers at your yard or at recycling points: pieces ofsheet metal, metal pipes and pieces of pipe, exhaust pipes, wheel rims.GLASS LASI clear and coloured glassglass bottles and jars (lidsand caps into metalcollection, labels and neckliners can be on thepackages, rinsing is enough)small amounts of windowglassbroken glass objectsTHESE BELONG TO THE LANDFILL WASTE:single windows, heat resistant glass (oven pans, the glass pitchers ofcoffee makers) nor car windshields or other impact resistant glass,porcelains, ceramics and mirrors.WHAT TO DO WITHCLOTHING,FURNITUREAND USABLEGOODS ?TIRES ?MEDICINES ?Sell at flea markets. Donate to charityorganizations. For example there are yellowmetal containers at the recycling points forold reusable clothing. Bring to the recyclingcentre.The stores selling tires receive them.You don’t have to buy new tires.Pharmacies take the old and unusedmedicines. You can also bring them to thedomestic hazardous waste collection.
PAPER PAPERI newspapers,advertisements,magazines, lettersoffice paper warePut these to the paper wastecontainer. If you don’t wish tohave advertisement (so calledjunk mail), put a note to yourmail box: “EI MAINOKSIAKIITOS”. In English it says “Noadds please”.CARDBOARD AND CARTONSKERÄYSKARTONKI JA PAHVIThese you’ll likely find fromyour kitchen:kitchen cartons: cerealpackages, porridge flakeskitchen food itempackages: flour andsugar bagsliquid packaging cartons(also aluminium coated):milk and juice cartonsrinsed outcardboard boxesFollow the guidance given at the recycling point on separating paper,cartons and cardboard. It’s possible that paper goes to one containerand cartons and cardboard to another. In Pomarkku there is a separatecollection. USUALLY PUT THE PAPER, CARDBOARD AND CARTONS TOTHE SAME WASTE CONTAINER!BATTERIES ?The stores selling batteries collect them.WHAT TO DO WITHBOTTLES ANDCANS ?Food stores take back refillable glassbottles (0.33, 0.5 or 1.0 litres) andrefillable PET plastic bottles (0.5, 1.0 and1.5 litres). The same system works withbeverage cans as well. You pay a depositwhen you buy the product and get themoney back as you return the emptybottle or can.
DOMESTIC HAZARDOUS WASTEONGELMAJÄTEHazardous wastes pose a greaterrisk to the environment andhuman health than nonhazardous wastes. Hazardouswaste is a chemical or it isotherwise harmful for people orenvironment. It is collectedseparately from other waste.Always keep the domestichazardous waste in its originalpackaging and follow theinstructions!Don’t store domestic hazardouswaste at your home. Bring it tomunicipal collection. It is free ofcharge. Ask from waste adviserthe closest receiver at your homemunicipal, or bring the domestichazardous waste to PoriRecycling Centre or toHangassuo waste treatmentcentreTypical hazardous waste at homestrong cleaning detergents,radiator, break andswitchgear fluids from carswaste oils and oil filterspaints,glues, varnishes andsolventsfertilizers and pesticidesmedicineschemicals marked withwarning labelsELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND ELECTRONIC SCRAPSÄHKÖ- JA ELEKTRONIIKKAROMU (SER)Reception of electrical andelectronic waste is free ofcharge, as long as the device ismeant for household use. SERcollectiontakes the devices,that have been usedattached to the powergrid: computers, electricmixers, washingmachines, vacuumcleaners, electric drillsetc.that have had a battery:cameras, toy robots,electric razors, mp3-players, flashlights etc.that have been attachedto the telephonenetwork: modems etc.Deliver energy saving light bulbsand fluorescent tubes into SERcollection!There are several SER receiversin the co-operation area. Look upyour closest receiver inJätevaakku-magazine, use thesearch function on thekierrätys.info website or ask yourwaste advisor.