At home

Waste is collected at the residence that is produced every day in kitchens, toilets and work rooms. The most common collection system at the property is to have separate waste bins for bio-waste and energy waste. Thank you for sorting!


Bio-waste occurs every day in the kitchen in connection with preparing food and eating meals. You can put food scraps such as spoiled and poor food, fish guts, fruit, vegetable and eggshells in the bio-waste. You can also add tea bags and coffee grounds with filters to the bio-waste. No yoghurt tubs, bread bags, fruit bags or other packaging may be placed in the bio-waste bag. It is recommended to put cooking oils and soups in an empty milk carton that you tape closed again.

We recommend that you pack the bio-waste into a paper bag. Another option is a bag made of a daily newspaper. The bag may not exceed 30 litres in size. 

There is a risk that the bio-waste will freeze in the bio-waste container when the temperature is around zero. To avoid this, you can place a newspaper in the bottom of the bio-waste container. Another trick is to leave the bio-waste bag out in the cold for a short period before placing it in the bio-waste container. 

According to the waste management regulations, the property’s bio-waste containers must be emptied at least every 2 weeks.

Energy waste at the home

Energy waste is produced every day in the kitchen, the toilet and at the desk. Energy waste includes nappies, napkins and similar hygiene products, dirty cardboard and plastic packaging such as food packaging, baking paper, used kitchen roll, napkins, gift wrapping and ribbons. Dust and vacuum cleaner bags are also part of the energy waste.

The energy waste is packed in plastic or paper bags of max. 30 litres.         

The property’s energy waste containers must be emptied at least every 4 weeks. Exceptionally, smaller households can apply to the Ostrobothnia waste committee for an extended emptying interval of 8 weeks. An 8-week emptying interval, the Ostrobothnia waste committee requires that the household has a sufficiently large energy waste container, i.e. at least 240 litres for a 1-2 person household and at least 360 litres for a 3-6 person household. To extend the emptying interval to 8 weeks, you must fill in the committee’s form “Extension of emptying intervals for energy waste containers” on the waste committee’s website.