- 17 municipalities
- Public service
Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto (LSJH) is a company owned by 17 municipalities. LSJH organises waste management and waste advisory services for the residents on behalf of the municipalities. The public sector service producers as well as the education and health care sector actors are also customers of LSJH.
In Kimitoön, Masku, Mynämäki, Naantali, Nousiainen, Pargas archipelago, Raisio and Vahto area in Rusko residents agree directly with LSJH about the organization of the waste management. LSJH has tendered the waste transportations in these municipalities on behalf of the residents.
In Aura, Kaarina, Lieto, Marttila, Paimio, Pargas main area, Pöytyä, Rusko, Salo, Sauvo and Turku residents make a household-specific waste collection contract with their preferred waste transport company.
LSJH operates four waste treatment centres and eight sorting stations at which all waste from residential properties are received. In addition to the stations the waste collection vehicle Siira, that is a sorting station on wheels, makes rounds within the area. Hazardous wastes from households are accepted at all waste treatment centres and sorting stations. In addition to our sorting stations, hazardous waste is accepted in the recycling centres, at the Ekotori Reuse Centres and in the Pop up sorting station.
The Service Advisors at LSJH assist the residents in the region in questions regarding waste management via e-mail and phone. Service is provided in Finnish, Swedish and English. The customer service phone number 0200 47470 attends to customers on weekdays from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. You can also contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is also possible to book an Environmental Advisor to visit an event at for example a kindergarten, school, condominium or leisure group. The counselling visit is free of charge and is tailored according to the customers needs. Environmental counselling is given in the area within which LSJH operates.
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.