Energy waste

We started with the energy waste collection as a temporary service in 2007. Back then, the Helsinki Metropolitan Area had no facility where waste could be utilised for energy recovery. Combustible waste, i.e. energy waste, sorted separately on properties, was transported to Lahti for district heat and electricity production until July 2015.

In August 2015, we began to transport energy waste to Vantaa Energy's waste-to-energy plant. Furthermore, domestic mixed waste has been delivered to the waste-to-energy plant from the beginning of autumn 2014. Domestic waste is turned into district heat and electricity.

The collection of energy waste that was organised by HSY was terminated in April 2016. In lieu of the collection service, we launched a trial to collect plastic packages on properties in May 2016.