Hazardous waste can, as the name suggests, cause health hazards and be detrimental to the environment. Hazardous waste can seem small and innocent, but left in the wrong place it can cause serious damage to health and the environment. This is why it’s important to sort and treat hazardous waste safely.
Keep different types of hazardous waste separated. Store them in the original packaging or write the content clearly on the container. You can return old medicines to pharmacies and used batteries to shops. Make sure you put a piece of tape on both poles of a discarded battery! Bare poles cause a fire hazard in the collection box.
Collection at sorting stations
All our sorting stations accept hazardous waste year round. For households it’s free of charge to bring amounts up to 50 kg or 50 litres. Hazardous waste from businesses is accepted according to the pricelist. We accept 100 kg/l per hazardous waste type.
In addition to our sorting stations, hazardous waste is accepted in the recycling centres, in the mobile sorting station Siira and in the Pop up -sorting station.
Collection points in recycling centres and recycling stores
Some recycling centres and recycling stores accept hazardous waste year round. The 50 kg or 50 litres rule applies in these collection places as well. You can see all hazardous waste collection points on the map on kierrätys.info.
Large amounts of waste oil – convenient collection from home
STR Tecoil collects black waste oil batches (waste oil from engines) of over 800 litres directly from your house free of charge. The oil may not contain anything additional, such as for example over 10 % water, coolant, brake fluids or vegetable oil. Bookings and further information: www.tecoil.fi.
For oil batches over 2000 kilos (approximately 2200 litres), you can order a free of charge collection from Lassila & Tikanoja Oyj as well. Collection can be ordered for discarded oil of good quality (the oil may contain less than 10 % water). Bookings and further information: www.lt.fi.