Shared containers

Neigbouring properties can also join a waste management system by acquiring a shared waste container. Shared containers can be used for all waste types. Also a composter for food waste can be shared by multiple properties.

If you are the contact person of a shared waste container, you should notify the Lahti Region Waste Management Authority and collection company’s customer service in advance. If you are a member of a shared container, ask your contact person to make the notification.

In an area with a local detailed plan, shared containers can be acquired by properties located on adjacent plots.

In sparsely populated areas, shared containers can be acquired by

  • properties located along the same public road within three kilometres of the container,
  • properties located along the same private road, or
  • holiday homes that are accessed by a boat, when the shared container is located in connection with the jetty.

The contact person is responsible for submitting notifications on any changes in the use of the container.

Applications and notifications can be submitted in writing to the waste board at