Waste management in South-Carelia

Waste management in South-Carelia

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Waste management in South-Carelia

Etelä-Karjalan Jätehuolto Oy

 

Etelä-Karjalan Jätehuolto Oy is a waste company that is jointly owned by nine municipalities in the South Karelia region: Imatra, Lappeenranta, Lemi, Luumäki, Parikkala, Rautjärvi, Ruokolahti, Savitaipale, and Taipalsaari. The company manages and develops the waste management services provided by its owner municipalities.

Etelä-Karjalan Jätehuolto Oy is responsible for the transportation, reception, and further processing of dry and biowaste, and for recoverable waste management, toxic waste reception, customer service, invoicing, distribution of information, and advisory services relating to waste management. The company also offers waste reception services for companies.

Etelä-Karjalan Jätehuolto Oy

Kukkuroinmäen käsittelykeskus
Reception of waste:
Opening hours Mon.-Fri. 7am-8pm
tel. 010 841 1813

Customer service
Opening hours Mon.-Fri 8am-5pm
tel. 010 841 1818
Online services

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The map of South Carelia

Waste management in Finland

 

The waste management authority

 

The waste management authority accepts the waste management regulations and waste management fees, processes exception applications submitted by properties on waste management, and makes decisions on waste management fees. All municipalities in South Karelia have a joint waste management authority, which is based in Imatra. 

The supervisory bodies include environmental protection authorities and the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY centre). The supervisory authorities monitor compliance with the Waste Act and waste management regulations, and issue orders to correct violations where required.

Waste management authority

Virastokatu 2, 55100 Imatra

tel. 020 617 4664, 020 617 4366

(service is provided in Finnsh and English

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Waste instructions of south-carelia (in finnish only)

Waste management is circular economy 

 

Finnish legislation includes requirements for the processing and sorting of waste in order to protect the environment and human health. According to the Waste Act, preventive actions must be taken to minimize the generation of waste, and any waste generated must be recycled adequately.

Littering and leaving waste in the environment and by the road, and burning waste on open fires or in barrels is prohibited by law. All waste must be taken to a waste bin reserved for the purpose.

Separate collection bins are reserved for recoverable materials (cardboard, glass, metal, paper and plastic packaging) wither in the waste shelter of the housing company or at public recycling points. Hazardous waste and toxic substances must not be disposed of as normal waste, but kept separate and taken to a hazardous waste collection point such as a waste centre.

Biodegradable waste must also be separated from other waste and placed in a designated waste bin or composted. Separately collected biowaste is transported to biogas plant, where it is processed into biogas suitable for transport fuel.

According to the Waste Act, disposal of waste at landfills must be reduced significantly. For this reason, dry waste that cannot be used in any other way is turned into energy by burning

Waste management in South-Carelia