Distribution of waste management responsibilities

HSY’s duties in waste management are laid down in the Waste Act (646/2011). The Waste Act defines the responsibilities and obligations of waste management. HSY is in charge of the municipality’s duties under the Waste Act in the Helsinki metropolitan area and Kirkkonummi.

In accordance with the Waste Act, our duties include:

  • providing and organising waste management services for the residents of the Helsinki metropolitan area and Kirkkonummi
  • responsibility for the municipal waste management of the administrative and service activities of the municipalities of the Helsinki metropolitan area and Kirkkonummi
  • responsibility for the collection, transport, and recovery of waste, as well as for the disposal of waste in a landfill
  • responsibility for the aftercare of the landfill
  • responsibility for waste guidance
  • acting as the waste management authority of our operating area (waste management regulations, rates, etc.)