Composting

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Composting is a natural part of the waste management of a small property in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. You can compost garden waste, food waste and toilet waste. 

Good to know ​​about composting

  • For composting kitchen biowaste, you require a compost container that is protected against pests.

  • Garden waste can be composted in a clean, well-maintained open compost heap, for example inside a frame. 

  • For composting toilet waste, you require a composting toilet designed for this purpose. 

  • The compost must be situated and maintained so that it does not cause any risks to health or environment. 

  • Please take your neighbours into account when choosing the location of your composter. Try to place the compost at least five meters away from the neighbouring plot’s border. ​​

  • HSY need to be notificated of the composting if

    • there are more than five apartments on the property

    • there is composting of toilet waste

    • the property seeks to lengthen the emptying frequency of their mixed waste container (to eight weeks)

Composting ​​​notification

Send a composting notification » (in Finnish)

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