Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto Oy

Lightening the load for tomorrow’s world.

Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto Oy (LSJH) is a company owned by 18 municipalities. On behalf of these municipalities, we take care of organising the residents’ waste management and waste disposal advice. We also offer services to the properties of municipalities. Approximately 440 000 inhabitants live in the company operating area. This area also includes about 40 000 secondary residences.

The LSJH operations began on 1 September 2015 when Rouskis merged with Turun Seudun Jätehuolto. The owner municipalities of the company are Aura, Kaarina, Kimitoön, Lieto, Marttila, Masku, Mynämäki, Naantali, Nousiainen, Paimio, Pargas, Pöytyä, Raisio, Rusko, Salo, Sauvo, Turku and Uusikaupunki. The biggest owners are the city of Turku and the city of Salo with the shares of 23% and 20.21% respectively. The municipalities do not provide funding for company operations.  The waste management services are funded mainly by waste treatment and service fees, as well as the basic fee for waste management.

The head offices of the company are situated in Oriketo, Turku and Korvenmäki, Salo. The company manages four waste treatment centres and nine sorting stations, all of which have comprehensive waste reception services.

Company Background

The birth of the LSJH was a continuation of increasingly close waste management cooperation among the municipalities. These municipalities founded the companies of Turun Seudun Jätehuolto in Turku and Rouskis in Salo to take care of the waste management duties falling within their responsibility, together with other municipalities nearby. These companies took care of organising the local residents’ waste management and waste disposal advice for more than a decade. The field of waste management developed quickly, however, with people taking care of the environment better and better.

Waste became a resource and the service expectations of the customers grew together with the cost of operations. In order to contain the need to raise customer fees, wider cooperation became necessary. The municipalities then pooled the resources of the companies, and now the personnel are developing the company functions and services together, bringing them to a wider area. The development of circular economy is being promoted by both the operations of the company and the provision of guidance in sustainable action to customers and public services.