Waste management and recycling
- Public service
Waste collection and management in Espoo is provided by the Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority. It provides waste collection, waste treatment and places for the collection of hazardous waste
To whom and on what terms
A fee is charged for the service.
Under the Waste Act, all waste producers must treat their waste in a proper manner. It is also laid down in the act that as much as possible of the waste must be sorted and recycled or otherwise recovered.
Municipalities are responsible for organising the management of the municipal waste generated by households. The collection and transport of the waste is partially the task of waste carriers. However, there is also waste that people must themselves take to regional collection or reception points. Collection and reception points are provided for different types of waste. Municipalities must also organise the reception and treatment of hazardous waste.
Regional reception of certain types of waste (such as electrical and electronic waste, batteries, packaging waste, waste paper and vehicle tyres) is the responsibility of the manufacturers and importers. They must provide reception points where people can take the waste.