Composting

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Composting is a natural part of a single family house’s waste management 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. If you use your compost all year round, the container must be insulated. ​​
  • 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. ​​

Composting ​​​notification

If you are composting food waste and toilet waste, you need to send a composting notification. ​​