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.
The prices include VAT 24 %.
Sludge collection rates beginning from May 1st 2022
|Sludge collection rates|
|Transportation fee, less than 5 m³ of sludge||Fee (€ per emptying)|
|Treatment fee||Fee (€/m³)|
|Depositing tank, small sewage treatment plant||22,32|
Southwest Finland Waste Management Committee has addressed the matter of sludge collection rates during the beginning of the year 2022. The current sludge collection rates were applied from May 1st 2022.
|Additional transportation fee, 5 m³–14 m³ of sludge||€ 24.19 per emptying|
|Transportation equipment transfer fee||€ 37.20 per emptying|
|Special-measure fee (minimum charge 0.5 h)||€ 81.22 per hour|
|Unnecessary collection||€ 40.32 per emptying|
|Fee for emptying by order||€ 161.27 per emptying|
|Express emptying transportation||€ 241.91 per emptying|
Transportation fee covers one sewage water system’s one-time sludge collection and transportation costs.
A maximum of 5 m³ of sludge can be emptied in one go.
The sludge treatment fee is applied according to the cubic volume/weight of the sludge emptied from the sludge tank.
Additional transportation fee, 5–14 m³ of sludge
An additional transportation fee is added to the emptying price if the amount of sludge is 5–14 m³. If the amount of sludge is more than 14 m³, the tank must be emptied twice, and the transportation fee is double.
Transportation equipment transfer fee
If the sludge treatment vehicle must be transferred between sludge tanks with an upper limit of 300 metres, a transportation equipment transfer fee will be added to the emptying price.
If the location or condition of the sludge tank requires special measures in connection with the emptying, a special-measure fee will be added to the price by the hour.
Fee for unnecessary collection
The fee for unnecessary collection is applied if
- the sludge tank is not found based on the directions or its location has not been marked,
- the sludge tank contains material that does not belong there and emptying cannot be carried out,
- the sludge tank’s condition or cover prevents emptying or causes an occupational safety risk,
- a lock on the sludge tank prevents emptying, the route to the tank is impassable, or
- the sludge tank is empty.
Only the unnecessary collection fee will be applied, no other fees.
Fee for emptying by order
If emptying by order needs to be fast-tracked, i.e. the sludge tank needs to be emptied within four working days, a fee for emptying by order will be applied.
You can contact our customer service regarding all sludge collection matters, open weekdays 9-15. Urgent express emptying can be booked outside office hours by calling our on-call number 020 728 2004.
The on-call number is reachable on weekdays 15-22. If same-day emptying is needed, it needs to be ordered by 18.00. Express emptying is done on weekdays only.
Express emptying ordered via the on-call number are charged the express emptying fee according to currently applied rates. The same goes for same-day express emptying.