Sludge collection rates in the Pargas archipelago

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 feeFee (€ per emptying)
Transportation fee171,70
Treatment feeFee (€/m³)
Depositing tank, small sewage treatment plant22,32
Cesspool18,09
Additional fees 
Transportation equipment transfer fee€37.20 per emptying
Special-measure fee (minimum charge 0.5 h)€93.62 per hour
Unnecessary collection€85,85 per emptying
Other transportation feesFee (€ per emptying)
Transportation fee, fixed-date emptying on weekdays257,55
Transportation fee, fixed-date emptying on Saturdays578,65
Transportation fee, fixed-date emptying on Sundays828,75
Transportation fee, express emptying343,41

Transportation fee

Transportation fee covers one sewage water system’s one-time sludge collection and transportation costs.

In one visit to Nagu or Korpo, a maximum of 10 m³ of sludge can be emptied. In Houtskär, the maximum amount of sludge in one visit is 6 m³.

Treatment fee

The sludge treatment fee is applied according to the cubic volume/weight of the sludge emptied from the sludge tank.

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.

Special-measure fee

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.

Transportation fee for fixed-date emptying

A transportation fee for fixed-date emptying is applied when the sludge collection is separately ordered for an agreed date.

If fixed-date emptying is ordered for a separately agreed-upon weekday, it must be booked two working days before the emptying at the latest.

If fixed-date emptying is ordered for a separately agreed-upon Saturday, Sunday, or public holiday, it must be booked four working days before the emptying at the latest.

Express emptying

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.