Sludge collection in Kimitoön

LSJH takes care of septic tank and cesspool sludge collection and transport as well as waste collection. A local company, Östermalm Trading Ab, is responsible for emptying sludge tanks.

Collection area

LSJH organises sludge-tank emptying on the Kimitoön main island and in Lövö-Kasnäslandet, Rosala-Hitis, and Högsåra. In other areas, property users order collection from a company of their choice.

Sludge-tank emptying at regular intervals or by order

Permanent homes and holiday homes (with flush toilets): Septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants must be emptied at least once a year. Holiday homes with only a dry toilet: Septic tanks must be emptied at least once every two years. If a sludge tank must be emptied earlier than planned, the emptying must be ordered well in advance from our customer service.

Cesspools can be emptied at regular intervals or by the customer’s order. Changes must be agreed upon with our customer service.

How to arrange emptying

Make an appointment for emptying at least two weeks in advance. This way, routes can be planned in time and sludge tanks emptied systematically.

If emptying is ordered separately so that the sludge tank must be emptied within four working days, an express charge will be applied.

Order sludge-tank emptying from our customer service by phone at 0200 47470 or by email at liete@lsjh.fi.

How to cancel emptying

If not enough sludge for collection has accumulated in your septic tank, the current year’s emptying can be cancelled by contacting our customer service by phone at 0200 47470 or by email at liete@lsjh.fi.

Sludge collection rates beginning from 1 April 2021

The rates are based on the waste tariff approved by the waste management authority. The price of sludge-tank emptying consists of transportation and treatment fees. Additional fees are applied for extra work.

Sludge collection rates 
Transportation fee, less than 5 m³ of sludgeFee (€ per emptying)
Transportation fee (emptying within 2 weeks from order)76.21
Treatment feeFee (€ per m³)
Septic or depositing tank, small sewage treatment plant20.59
Cesspool16.83
Additional feesFee
Additional transportation fee, 5 m³–14 m³ of sludge€22.86 per emptying
Transportation equipment transfer fee€37.20 per emptying
Special-measure fee (minimum charge 0.5 h)€81.22 per hour
Unnecessary collection€38.11 per emptying
Fee for emptying by order (emptying within 4 weekdays from order)€152.42 per emptying
Express emptying transportation fee on weekdays (emptying within 24 hours from order)€228.59 per emptying
Express emptying transportation fee on weekends (emptying within 24 hours from order)€657.94 per emptying

If you have questions about the additional fees for sludge collection or ordering express emptying, our customer service is happy to help you by phone at 0200 47470 or by email at liete@lsjh.fi.