Biowaste

 

You can use your biowaste container (biojäteastia) to dispose of all organic/bio matter, i.e. anything that was previously a living organism. Around a third of all household waste is made up of organic/bio material. Please place your bio waste in a paper bag or in a bag that you have folded from newspaper.

Biowaste is turned into gas at the Biolinja production facility in Uusikaupunki. If bio waste is not separated from other waste, it will be incinerated alongside mixed waste and this will impair the incineration process.

YES

  • food sources, fish baskets
  • berries, fruit and vegetable bark and other wastes
  • egg shells, egg carton
  • coffee and tea with filter bags
  • kitchen towels, table linen
  • dead flowers and plants
  • pet cleaning wastes, pellets etc.
  • solidified baking or ham fat in a paper wrap (don’t pour in to drain)

NO

  • Hazardous waste, including out-of-date medicines
  • liquids
  • cigarette ends, ash
  • vacuum dust bags
  • milk and juice cartons
  • rubber, leather, glass, porcelain
  • textiles
  • plastic, metal
  • plasticized papers, diapers
  • cat litter