Promoting the circular economy for the benefit of our environment
Salpakierto Ltd is a limited liability company owned by 9 municipalities, tasked with performing municipal waste management services in the region of the shareholder municipalities. These tasks include the reception, transportation, processing and recycling of waste, the development of waste management and the provision of information related to it. The company is part of Lahti Group.
The shareholder municipalities are Asikkala, Heinola, Hollola, Kärkölä, Lahti, Myrskylä, Orimattila, Pukkila and Padasjoki. The region it operates in has about 196,000 residents and some 13,000 companies.
Since its establishment in 1993, Salpakierto has taken bold and innovative steps to promote recycling and the circular economy and to protect the environment. Over the years, the emphasis of its operations has shifted from landfill activities to recycling.
The role of waste management services in the circular economy is to promote recycling by recovering all materials from waste treatment processes that can be reused as raw materials in order to preserve natural resources. The goal is to reduce the quantity of waste used for energy production and minimise the amount of waste disposed of in landfill.
The company’s operations are guided by EU directives, national laws and decrees, the national waste management plan, environmental authorities, the Lahti region waste management committee, and shareholders. The company has a certified operating system in place.
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