Waste management for residential properties
Under the Waste Act (646/2011), all properties used for residential or leisure activities must join a municipal waste management system. In practice, this means joining a waste collection service. Properties must comply with the waste management regulations issued by the Lahti Region Waste Management Committee (local waste management authority), which complement legislation on waste management.
The 9 municipalities of the region are governed by uniform waste management regulations. These cover the sorting and collection of waste, the intervals between waste collections, and other similar matters.