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Responsible for the service Urban Environment Division, City of Helsinki

Waste management information and monitoring

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

The Environment Services instructs and monitors companies, operators, and residents in questions regarding waste and waste management.

The instructions and monitoring can be related to waste sorting or the storage and processing of hazardous waste, for example. The Environment Services can be informed about littering and shortcomings regarding waste sorting or the processing and storage of hazardous waste.

For further information on waste management, sorting, and recycling, please refer to the HSY website.

To whom and on what terms

The service is free of charge.

Service vouchers are used in the service.

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Background information

Municipalities and municipal waste utilities provide advice on how to treat municipal waste. As part of the advisory service, local residents are provided with information on the environmental impacts of their own activities, sustainable consumption, recycling, composting, food waste and waste treatment. The purpose of the advisory service is to reduce the amount and harmfulness of municipal waste, promote waste recycling and ensure proper waste management practices. You can report on littering or inadequacies in the treatment and storage of dangerous substances to the waste advisory service of your municipality.

Waste advice is available online, in printed publications and at information briefings. Municipalities may organise the advisory service with their own resources or by other means (such as an outsourced service).

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceUrban Environment Division, City of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: Urban Environment Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 19/5/2022