Collection tour for hazardous waste

Lorry stopped on the street.  The tailboard of the lorry is down and there are boxes on it as well as a person wearing high-visibility clothing.

In September and October 2022, we will organise a hazardous waste collection tour in the Helsinki city centre as well as in South and West Espoo. We are piloting a service whereupon a collection vehicle makes tours in areas where there are currently no permanent collection points for hazardous waste. The service pilot is meant for residents of the areas.

This autumn’s tour of the collection vehicle has ended

The next tour will be organised in the spring of 2023.

Thät time the vehicles accept three different types of waste from residents free of charge: domestic hazardous waste, electric and electronic devices as well as scrap metal. 

Touring collection vehicles The vehicles accept domestic hazardous waste, electric and electronic devices as well as scrap metal.

What can you bring to the HSY collection vehicles?

Hazardous waste (formerly problem waste)

Hazardous waste includes, among other things, energy-saving light bulbs, paints, solvents, cleaning chemicals and batteries.

What can you not bring to the HSY collection vehicles?

Other waste, such as electrical appliances, metal and mixed waste. These can be taken to our Sortti Stations, for example.

Trailers / large loads of hazardous waste. These can be taken to our Sortti Stations.

Pressure impregnated wood: small quantities can be delivered to Sortti Stations or to a reception location of Kestopuu Oy. Larger quantities must be delivered to the Ämmässuo eco-industrial centre or directly to the terminal of Demolite Oy.

Fireworks, emergency flares, explosives, ammunition and weapons must be delivered to the location indicated by the police, apart from emergency flares, which can be delivered to the stores selling them.

Medications must be delivered to a pharmacy.

Deliver gas cylinders to Sortti Stations or the Kivikko Hazardous Waste Reception Station and barrels of hazardous waste to the Kivikko Hazardous Waste Reception Station (open weekdays 7 am–4 pm).

Car tyres: See the collection points of Finnish Tyre Recycling Ltd.