Domestic Waste and Recycling Guide
Ylläs, Municipality of Kolari
Where to find the nearest recycling station (Finnish: "Ekopiste")
- Jounin Kauppa - K-shop
- ÄVPK - Fire department, Sivulantie 8
- Äkäslompolo school
- Eelin kauppa - K-shop
- Palovaara, Palovaarantie
- Western parking lot, at the fell
1. Glass recycling (Finnish: "Lasia")
- For all food and beverage glass bottles and jars
- Please note: All bottles bearing the mark "pantti" are deposit bottles and can be returned to every shop / Alko-store
- Do not include: medication bottles, broken mirror or window
glass, light bulbs, dishes, drinking glasses and ceramics - these items
must be put in the garbage
- Please rinse bottles and jars. Remove and recycle metal lids. Discard plastic lids.
2. Metal recycling (Finnish: "Pienmetallit")
- For all food and beverage cans, metal corks and lids, aluminum
packages, disposable cooking tins, metal tubes. Rinse off food residue.
- Aerosol cans and paint cans (must be empty, otherwise problem waste).
- Please note: all beverage cans bearing the mark "pantti" are deposit cans and can be returned to every shop / Alko-store.
- Do not include large metal items, any electrical or electronic
devices, batteries or rechargeable batteries, light bulbs, coffee
packages or other waste that contains foreign material.
3. Paper recycling (Finnis: Keräyspaperi)
- For all kinds of paper, newspapers, fliers, magazines, catalogues, office paper, envelopes and telephone books.
- Do not include wet or dirty paper, milk or juice cartons, drink
boxes, waxed paper, gift wrap, egg boxes or other carton boxes, photos
or frozen food boxes that contain a wax coating.
4. Electrical and electronic waste
- E.g. a broken TV-set, microwave oven or mobile phone
- If you are to buy a new device replacing the old one, dealers
and shops are required by finnish law to accept and recycle your broken
- Otherwise they can be delivered free of charge to "Nuorten
työpaja" - "Youngsters workshop" in Kolari. Opening hours are Monday to
Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info and a way description call: +358
(0) 40 701 4841
5. Problem waste / hazardous waste
- Empty batteries and broken rechargeables as well as
fluorescent lamps can be returned to any shops dealing these products.
Look for containers bearing the finnosh word for batteries - "paristot".
- Other hazardous waste such as reminders of paint, oil or
chemicals, problem waste from building sites etc. must be collected
separately and shall be brought to the Kolari fire department.
6. Domestic waste
..is what you should have left after collecting and recycling the
items named above, thus helping us a great deal to keep our beautiful
nature clean. Thank you!
For further questions contact Environmental secretary Tuulikki Luoma
+358 (0) 400 397 705, e-mail: email@example.com
If you need domestic waste picked up periodically and want to order a dustbin, please call:
Hettula Oy, Pasi Hettula +358 (0) 500 643 160