Finnish: poltettava jäte
Swedish: brännbart avfall
Every property must have containers for the daily household waste. Household waste is all types of waste that is unsuitable for recycling but can be turned into energy by incineration i.e. combustible waste. All properties participate in the organized waste transport. The container for combustible waste is emptied every two weeks during the summer and at least every four weeks during the winter. The owner of the property signs a contract with a waste transport company for the emptying of the waste container.
The combustible waste is transported to Westenergy in Mustasaari (near Vaasa). Westenergy is a waste-to-energy plant that converts waste into electricity and heating used by the co-operation partner Vaasan Sähkö Oy. One third of the district heating needed in the Vaasa region is produced in the plant.
Peelings from fruits and vegetables, fish– and meat waste, eggshells, coffee-grounds
Plastic and carton waste:
Shampoo bottles, coffee packets, yogurt jars, plastic bags, blister packs, milk and juice cartons, egg cartons, pizza boxes
Textiles and shoes:
All textiles and clothes, stuffed toys, shoes, leather
Other combustible waste:
Wet paper, diapers, sanitary pads, makeup, plastic toys, pens, erasers, lighters, cat litter, vacuum cleaner bags, CDs, VHS-cassettes, foam rubber