Electric and electronic equipment

Electric waste (waste electrical and electronic equipment, WEEE) includes equipment removed from use, which require electricity or an electromagnetic field in order to work.

​​What can you sort into electric and electronic equipment collection?

  • household appliances
    • ​refrigerators
    •  washing machines
    • electric stoves
    • microwave ovens
    • vacuum cleaners
    • coffee makers
    • clothes irons
    • toasters
  • IT appliances, such as
    • ​​computers
    • printers
    •  calculators
    • phones        
  • consumer electronics, such as
    • radios
    • televisions
    • video cameras and recorders
    • sound systems
  • the following light bulbs:  LED bulbs, energy saving bulbs, fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lamps, string lights
    • NOTE! Fluorescent tubes and CFL (energy saving compact fluorescent lamps) must be sorted into the hazardous waste collection container at the Sortti Stations because of the risk of breakage.
    • Fluorescent lights can be delivered, free-of-charge, to any reception points of hazardous waste. 
  • electrical tools, such as
    • ​drills
    • saws
    • sewing machines
    • welding equipment
  • toys, recreational devices and sports equipment, such as:
    • electric trains
    • toy car racing tracks
    • video games
    • sports equipment including electrical and electronic components
  • control and security devices, such as
    • fire alarms
    • control devices of heating systems
    • electric thermostats

Electric and electronic equipment does not belong in mixed waste. Do not leave it into your housing estate’s waste room.

​What should ​not be sorted into electric and electronic equipment?

  • combustion engines (engines of cars, for example) > scrap metal
  • incandescent light bulbs, halogen light bulbs > mixed waste

You can find out more about sorting waste with the help of HSY Waste Guide »​.​