Properties may agree on the use of a shared bin. Shared bins can be used for all waste types.
In the built-up areas specified in Appendix 2 of the waste management regulations, shared containers may be used by properties that are located along the same public road within 300 metres of the bin.
In other areas, properties may use shared containers if any of the following conditions are met:
- Properties are located along the same public road within three kilometres of the bin.
- Properties are located along the same private road or along interconnected private roads, and the shared container is located along the private road or within three kilometres of the starting point of the private road(s). A property is deemed to be located along a private road if its address is a private road.
- Properties are accessed by a boat and the shared container is located in connection with or within three kilometres of the jetty.
No fewer than five properties must use the shared containers for any of the waste types.
For properties other than those listed above, shared containers are only allowed with permission to derogate from these waste management regulation granted by the Lahti region’s waste management authority.
The contact person for the shared container is responsible for submitting advance notifications on the use of a shared container, the stopping of its use and any changes in its use. The written notification must contain information on the contact person for matters related to the container, waste types collected in the container, the location of the container, and the properties using the container (address of the property and names of the property holders).
In Asikkala, in the built-up areas of Heinola, and in Hollola, Lahti, Myrskylä, Orimattila (except for Artjärvi), Padasjoki and in Pukkila, the Lahti region’s waste management authority must be notified of the use of a shared container.
In the sparsely populated areas of Heinola, in Kärkölä, and in Artjärvi in Orimattila, Salpakierto must be notified of the use of a shared container. Salpakierto must be notified of the use of a shared container for biowaste, metals or plastic, carton and glass packaging.
Applications and notifications can be submitted in writing to the waste board at lahti.fi/jatehuoltoviranomainen.