Housing companies

Housing companies with five or more apartments must have waste containers on their own yard aimed for:

  • Biowaste
  • Mixed waste (Combustible waste)
  • Paper
  • Glass packages
  • Metal packages
  • Batteries
  • Plastic packages
  • Cardboard packages

Stormossen is responsible of the collection of biowaste, packaging waste (metal, glass, plastic and carton packaging) and batteries as well as transport-related customer service and invoicing. When noticing any inconvenience regarding emptying of the containers, please ask the landlord or chairperson of the board to contact Stormossen: logistiikka@stormossen.fi or 010 320 7676.

The housing company is still responsible of arranging the collection of mixed waste (combustible waste) and paper.

Hazardous waste, electrical and electronic waste, and large items must be brought to a waste reception station. Every household is entitled to Stormossen’s customer card and, consequently, an unlimited number of visits to a waste reception station. Order your houshold customer card here. For bringing waste produced by the housing company as a collective, e.g. cleaning or renovating shared spaces, the housing company needs a corporate customer card which can be applied for here (in Finnish)

Always inform Stormossen of new housing companies or a change of landlord. Tel 010 320 7600 or asiakaspalvelu@stormossen.fi.

Emptying intervals

Stormossen will empty the waste bins at housing companies in the next intervals:

  • Biowaste 2 weeks
  • Plastic- and carton packaging 2 weeks
  • Metal- and glass packages 4 weeks

If you find that the intervals are not optimal for your housing company, please contact Stormossen’s logistics department at logistiikka@stormossen.fi. Please provide the name and address of your housing company, the name of your managing agent or contact person and the desired emptying intervals.

At locked waste points, coded key boxes are used for keys to allow drivers to enter the waste point. The key box can be obtained by contacting Stormossen.

Sorting waste is smart and saves money

Around a quarter of the waste incinerated in rowhouses and apartment blocks is incorrectly sorted biowaste, which can save both the environment and money. However, the majority of incinerated waste is plastic and cardboard packaging, the effective sorting of which clearly reduces the need to dispose of the most expensive type of waste – incinerated waste. This allows a property to reduce its overall waste management costs.

Paper bags for biowaste can be picked up from several places. Take a look at this page where we hand out free biowaste bags for biowaste sorting. The landlord can pick up a bigger amount of bags by visiting Stormossen waste reception station in Kvevlax.

All emptying and treatment fees are published in the waste tariff, which is approved by the Waste Committee (in Finnish)

To simplify sorting

Check that the waste point and containers are within easy reach of both residents and the driver of the truck emptying the containers. Also check that there is enough space around the bins. To encourage sorting, it is important that the waste point is clean and tidy. Stormossen washes the biowaste bins twice a year at no extra cost. Other washing can be done by the housing association itself, or by Stormossen for a fee. Make sure that inappropriate waste is not left at the waste point.

Educate residents on waste sorting, especially new residents. Explain which waste belongs in the property’s own bins and which waste is taken to the recycling station. If necessary, residents can be given Stormossen sorting instructions, which can be ordered from Stormossen customer services. A wall-mounted sorting guide with pictures and new bin labels are also available.

Order a sorting board for your waste point

If you would like to place a sorting board in aluminium composite at your waste point, you can order it to cost price from us.

  • 900 x 700 mm: 100€ (VAT 0 %)
  • 1500 x 1000 mm: 160€ (VAT 0 %)

For more information contact viestinta@stormossen.fi