Multi-compartment waste container

A multi-compartment container replaces the traditional mixed waste container and functions like a small recycling point in your own yard. Multi-compartment waste collection facilitates sorting and saves space, time and effort by bringing a completely new type of recycling service right to your doorstep. With multi-compartment waste collection, we can reduce the amount of mixed waste and improve the recycling rate.

All the compartments in the multi-compartment waste container are emptied at the same time into the corresponding compartments in the garbage truck. This allows the different types of waste to be kept separate and raw materials to be recycled.

We are testing multi-compartment waste collection in a pilot area from May 2019 to the spring of 2022. About a thousand detached houses and a few terraced houses from Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo and Kauniainen are taking part in the pilot. We selected areas with many detached and semi-detached houses for the pilot. We have set up the pilot area so that we are able to collect the waste in the most cost-efficient and environmentally friendly way possible.