Waste management for small properties

​Waste management regulations determine what types of waste should be collected at properties of different sizes. Mixed waste is collected from all residential properties. New waste management regulations’ collection obligations take effect on 1.1.2021. Thereafter, biowaste, plastic, glass and cardboard packages as well as small metal items are collected separately from properties with at least five apartments. Learn more about waste management obligations »

There is a collection obligation in force until the end of 2020, by which properties with at least 10 apartments have the obligation to collect biowaste and carton packages separately. Glass packages and small metal items must be collected separately at properties with at least 20 apartments. 

If the property has fewer than ten apartments, our customer service can provide information about the possibility of collecting these wastes for your property. Biowaste can also be composted.

If your small property does not have separate collection for recyclable waste, take paper, cardboard, glass and plastic packages, as well as small metal items to a recycling point. Sorted waste produces new products, raw material for soil or new energy, for example. Mixed waste ends up in a waste-to-energy plant, where it is used for district heating and electricity.

Order an emptying of a septic tank or cesspool

HSY is in charge of emptying and ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​transport of sludge in cess pools and septic tanks of residential properties outside the sewer network in the whole Helsinki Metropolitan Area and Kirkkonummi.

Read more about the emptying of septic tanks and cesspools »

Plea​se note

  • Take hazardous waste to a Sortti Station, the container intended for hazardous waste or the collection vehicles touring the residential districts during s​pring.
  • Take large objects to a Sortti Station or order the Sortti pick-up service, which is subject to charge.
  • Rent a trailer from a Sortti Station for transporting your waste.


​Through our e-services you can:

Contact our customer service for more information, tel. +358 9 1561 2110 (weekdays from 8:30 am​​ to 3:30 pm), asiakaspalvelu(at)hsy.fi.​​​​​​​

Feedback concerning the emptying of waste containers: jate.kuljetuspalaute(at)hsy.fi