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Application for exception from the obligation to label beverage containers

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

An operator of a return system for beverage containers can submit an application to the ELY Centre for Pirkanmaa for an exception from the labelling obligation. Based on the application, the ELY Centre can grant an exception from the labelling obligation for containers included in the return system.

The ELY Centre for Pirkanmaa is the authority supervising the return systems throughout the country, with the exception of Åland.

Do the following

Send the completed application form with its attachments to the registry of the ELY Centre by post (Pirkanmaa ELY Centre, registry, P.O. Box 297, 33101 Tampere) or by email (kirjaamo.pirkanmaa@ely-keskus.fi).

To whom and on what terms

The ELY Centre can grant an operator of a return system for beverage containers an exception from the labelling obligation if the beverages are not served to consumers in the containers or if the absence of labelling does not significantly impede the return of the beverage containers.

A fee is charged for the service.

The fee charged for the application process is based on the government decree on the ELY Centre’s services subject to a fee that is valid at the time of submitting the application. The amount of the fee is adjusted annually. The fee is the same for both positive and negative decisions.


Period of validity

The decision is valid until further notice.

Basic information

The service is provided byELY Centre for Pirkanmaa
Other responsible organisationsELY Centre for North Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Häme, ELY Centre for Uusimaa, ELY Centre for Lapland, ELY Centre for Kainuu, ELY Centre for North Savo, ELY Centre for Satakunta, ELY Centre for Southeast Finland, ELY Centre for Pirkanmaa, ELY Centre for Central Finland, ELY Centre for North Karelia, ELY Centre for South Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Varsinais-Suomi, ELY Centre for South Savo, ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia
Responsible for the serviceCentre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
Area Whole Finland (except Åland)
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: ELY Centre
Updated: 7/4/2021