At the Eco point
The eco-points are area-specific collection points for glass packaging, metal, paper and batteries. Some eco-points also accept cardboard and plastic packaging. Place the waste in the collection container without a cover or bag. There are a total of 261 eco-points in Ekorosk’s operations area. Ekorosk voluntarily maintains a total of 181 eco-points, while the producer organization Rink maintains 80 eco-points. Thank you for sorting!
Sort empty glass packaging for food as glass. These include glass bottles and glass jars that are emptied when you prepare food. You can put both coloured and clear glass bottles and glass jars in the glass container. The glass packaging must be clean so that it does not cause sanitary problems. Rinse them with a splash of cold water or wash them while washing your regular dishes. You can remove caps and lids, sort them by materials into plastic or metal. Labels and rings around the neck of the bottle may remain. The above-mentioned glass is accepted at the eco-points.
Note! Glass containers such as drinking glasses, oven moulds and coffee pots, as well as opal glass, window glass, windshields and mirrors are accepted at the recycling station. Ceramics and porcelain are not glass but are accepted at the recycling station.
Glass packaging must not be packed in bags, packaging or wrappers.
Metal includes empty tin cans and other packaging made of metal, empty aluminium moulds and foil, coffee capsules and caviar tubes, caps and lids, empty vitamin tubes and spray cans made of metal, pots, cutlery and metal objects that have broken, such as frying pans and umbrellas. You do not need to remove plastic or fabric handles, as the scrap metal is ground and sorted using magnets, among other things.
Metal must not be packed in bags, packaging or wrappers. Metal objects that are larger than the mouth of the eco-point must be brought to the recycling station.
Batteries include finger batteries, small batteries and small portable accumulators, such as tool accumulators and moped accumulators. Larger industrial batteries or car accumulators are not included in batteries.
Bring batteries for collection without a plastic bag, packaging or cover. You should preferably place the batteries individually and with the poles taped in the collection box.
Used batteries and accumulators usually have a small amount of electrical charge. If the poles touch each other, even a small electrical charge can generate so much heat that the material around it, e.g. a plastic bag, starts to burn. It is easy to prevent the fire risk by taping over the terminals of batteries and accumulators, as soon as you remove them from the appliance. Normal tape or masking tape works well. The most important thing is that you cover the poles. Plastic bags or packaging in the battery collection also cause fire hazards and problems during emptying.
Paper includes newspapers, magazines, photocopy paper, flyers, brochures, catalogues and envelopes, both with and without plastic windows.
Paper does not need any packaging. The paper should be dry and clean.
Gift paper, dirty and wet paper, and cardboard must not be sorted with paper.
Different packaging of paper, cardboard and carton must be placed in the cardboard recycling. These include e.g. milk packaging, juice packs, pizza boxes, flour bags, egg boxes, detergent boxes, pasta packaging, corrugated cardboard, as well as empty toilet paper and kitchen paper rolls.
Cardboard packaging does not need a special bag, but can be conveniently packed into each other. The packaging must be dry and clean. Remove plastic caps. Flat and fold the lids together. Smaller packages can be placed inside larger ones.
Cardboard is accepted at some eco-points.
Plastic packaging is a cover used to wrap a product. This could be e.g. plastic from food, boxes for tomatoes, yoghurt tubs or packaging from cold cuts. Plastic bags are also counted as plastic packaging, as are plastic packaging from detergent, shampoo and soap. Plastic bottles, canisters and tubs should also be disposed of in plastic recycling. If possible, flatten the packaging.
Plastic packaging does not need to be packed in bags, but should not be bulky. Rinse with a little cold water and dry the package. Remove stoppers and lids. Bring the empty, dry and clean plastic packaging for recycling. If the packaging smells bad it can be sorted as energy waste.
Plastic packaging is accepted at some eco-points.