HSY's Sortti collection vehicles to tour in April–June

News releases 16.03.2023, 08:00
During spring, HSY's Sortti collection vehicles will pick up domestic hazardous waste, metal scrap and electrical equipment at 292 stops in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and Kirkkonummi. The free service is an easy and environmentally friendly way to recycle less frequently generated waste.

HSY's renamed Sortti collection vehicles will once again arrive at 292 stops to retrieve domestic hazardous waste, scrap metal and electrical equipment. The waste collection points of properties do not have room for this type of waste, so bringing the waste to cost-free collection is an excellent act for the environment. The 12-vehicle tour starts on Monday, 3 April in Espoo and Helsinki. The vehicles will tour the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and Kirkkonummi for eight weeks.

Helsinki Region Environmental Services' Sortti collection vehicles will once again tour the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and Kirkkonummi during the spring to collect domestic hazardous waste, metal scrap and electrical and electronic equipment from residents. The collection vehicles were renamed at the beginning of the year in connection with the reform of HSY's regional recycling services.

The Sortti collection round will start in Helsinki and Espoo on Monday, 3 April. The vehicles arrive in Kauniainen on 24 April, in Vantaa on 8 May and in Kirkkonummi on 31 May. The last day of collection is June 6. All the stops, detailed timetables and the stop map of the collection vehicles can be found on HSY's website at https://www.hsy.fi/en/waste-and-recycling/sortti-collection-vehicles/.

- There are almost 300 stops, which means that all residents can recycle the slowly accumulated waste in their homes. You can easily find the nearest stop by using the search function of our online service, says HSY's Operational Manager Maarit Kiviranta.

The Sortti collection vehicles only accept:  

  • Domestic hazardous waste such as paints, varnishes and plasters, corrosive chemicals, motor oil and petrol, solvents and corrosive chemicals, fertilizers and batteries. Examples of everyday products that are hazardous waste are hairspray, nail polish and perfume. 
  • Electrical and electronic appliances such as washing machines, televisions, coffee machines, telephones and computers. 
  • Domestic metal scrap, such as frying pans, laundry racks, broken bicycles and other larger metal scrap that cannot be sorted into small metal containers of the property or the Rinki eco points.

You can also turn to HSY’s waste guide and the environmental advisor at the reception site for sorting assistance. Metal waste and electrical and electronic devices collected by the vehicles will be recycled as raw materials for new products. Hazardous waste is rendered harmless during processing, but some of it can also be recycled. If handled incorrectly, hazardous waste can cause harm or be a danger to people, animals and the environment. Hazardous waste must never be placed in mixed waste or released into the environment or discharged into a sewer.

The free and environmentally friendly collection service is particularly useful for those without a car

Domestic hazardous waste, electrical and electronic devices and scrap metal are collected by different collection vehicles.We recommend that you sort your waste at home to ensure that everything runs smoothly at the reception site. The packaging of the devices must be sorted into the collection containers at home, as there is no place for them in the vehicles. The vehicles accept waste at each stop for 30–40 minutes. Larger quantities of waste must be taken directly to the Sortti stations, which also receive the same type of waste free of charge.

- The service comes close to the residents, which means that brining the waste is easy even without a car. The collection vehicles do not accept waste loads that are very large, such as those brought in with a trailer. When arriving by car, it is advisable to park at a distance so that all collection vehicles can be accommodated at the stop. The waste must be handed over on site and not left there in advance, Kiviranta emphasises.

The goal of the collection vehicle service is to make recycling easier by bringing a collection point closer to homes. In spring 2022, the free collection vehicle service was used by 19,800 residents who brought about 166,600 kilograms of waste for recycling.

Reuse Centre’s collection vehicle is also on the move in March–May 

The Helsinki Metropolitan Area Reuse Centre organises its own Hyvä kiertää collection round in Helsinki from late March to mid-May. Residents can bring to the collection points any clean, undamaged small household items and textiles suitable for reuse as well as small electrical and electronic devices and bicycles, regardless of their condition. The Reuse Centre will organise a collection round in Espoo, Kauniainen, Kirkkonummi and Vantaa in autumn 2023. 

Updated : 16.03.2023 09:44
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