Collection intervals for bins

Waste bins at properties with property-specific waste collection must be emptied at regular intervals to prevent odours or other harm, for example, being caused to the waste collection company. The maximum intervals are as follows:

  • energy waste: the maximum collection interval is 26 weeks
  • mixed waste, if the property has a separate bin for biowaste (food waste) or if biowaste (food waste) is composted, the maximum collection interval is 16 weeks
  • mixed waste: if mixed waste contains biowaste (food waste), the maximum collection interval is 4 weeks
  • biowaste: the maximum collection interval is 2 weeks
  • biowaste: if the waste is stored in a container with a mechanical cooling system or if the container is located partly underground, the maximum collection interval is 4 weeks
  • mixed waste: if the waste contains biowaste and is stored in a container located partly underground, the maximum collection interval is 4 weeks
  • cardboard: the maximum collection interval is 26 weeks
  • metal: the maximum collection interval is 26 weeks
  • glass: the maximum collection interval is 26 weeks

Composting food waste at the property must be notified

If you are composting the food waste, you must submit a notification of composting at the property. Notification on composting is submitted to the Lahti Region Waste Management Authority at lahti.fi/jatehuoltoviranomainen. After submitting the notification, you must agree on extending the waste collection interval with your waste collection company. Notification is valid for 5 years.

You must renew the notification on composting, if it has been done prior to 1.1.2022 due to the new Waste Law that requires certain information to be given to the authority.

Also, if you terminate the use of a food waste composter, you must notify the Lahti Region Waste Management Authority at lahti.fi/jatehuoltoviranomainen. The notification of termination must be done within 2 months of the termination.

Prolonging the collection interval of mixed waste

If you want your mixed waste collected at an interval of longer than 16 weeks, you must submit an application to the Lahti Region Waste Management Authority in writing at lahti.fi/jatehuoltoviranomainen. The maximum collection interval permitted is 26 weeks.