An eco-charge is invoiced to households and holiday homes in the Stormossen region. The eco-charge is used to finance, among other things, ecopoints, recycling stations, campaign collections and waste advisory services. Vaasa Region’s Waste Committee’s (Vaasan seudun jätelautakunta) approves the regional waste charges for eco-payments. You can read the complete Waste charge (in Finnish) by clicking this external link.
As of 1st of January 2023 the eco-charge is invoiced by property, instead of number of residents in your household. This is a more equal system for both people living in detached homes and rowhouses or apartment blocks. The majority of all Waste Management Companies in Finland are using this type of invoicing method. Stormossen’s eco-charge will be invoiced per quarter (4 times/year).
Eco-charges as of 1 January 2023:
- Properties with 1–4 homes: 16,89€/quarter (5,63€/month/home)
- Properties with 5 or more apartments: 15,39€/quarter/apartment (5,13€/month/apartment)
- Properties using a Multi-Compartment Container: 15,39€/quarter (5,13€/month)
The price includes VAT (24%).
The eco-charge for holiday homes is 18€/year. The charge makes it possible to place ecopoints in sparsely-populated areas and organize scrap collection campaigns in the archipelago.
Stormossen invoices the charge for treatment of combustible waste
The Combustible waste is transported to Westenergy Oy and turned into energy. The treatment from waste to energy is invoiced by Stormossen as of 1st of January 2023. This is a more equal system, since everybody is paying the same amount of threatment charge dispite waste transporter. Some waste transporter companies will continue to invoice the transport of the combustible waste, while other companies have transfered the invoicing for the transport to Stormossen. As of October 2023 Stormossen will also invoice the emptying and transport of biowaste and packaging waste.