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Recycling and sorting

Hettula Oy offers companies separate collection of different waste fractions in Kittilä, Muonio and Ylläsjärvi area. Through Hettula, it is possible to rent waste containers that have been labeled for different parts. We help you with comprehensive waste management solutions. 

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Separately collected waste fractions

Bio-waste is all compostable waste generated in the company, such as fruit, vegetable and
root peels, food scraps, spoiled and dried foods, filter papers with shavings,
paper towels and paper napkins, egg cells, plant parts and withered flowers, fishing rods and bones
and wooden cutlery and toothpicks.

Bio-waste does not include liquids, milk and juice cans, plastic products and packaging, glasses, metals and
foils, chewing gum, ashes, cigarette butts, vacuum cleaner dust bags, biodegradable diapers and sanitary napkins, or animals
droppings. You should also not put soil or sand in the bio-waste.

Bio-waste is taken to Gasum Oy’s biogas plant for processing. Collection of bio-waste in the usual
into a plastic bag is possible thanks to the biowaste pretreatment equipment. Bio-waste is crushed and slurried
before leading to the digestion reactors, and during crushing, the plastic bags are removed
mechanically. Plastic and cardboard may not be more than 10% of the total mass. Biogas is utilized
mainly as a renewable transport fuel. The downstream nutrient is used e.g. as fertilizer,
whereby nutrients from biowaste are returned to the soil and the use of industrial fertilizers is reduced.


The bio waste container stays clean when the waste is packed in a protective bag or wrapper. If the biowaste container is protected
with a large waste bag, you can take the bio-waste to the waste container in loose form. Pack/drain liquid biowaste
in a cardboard jar, which you can put as it is in the bio waste container in the yard. In winter, bio-waste is worth the so-called
pre-freeze so that there are no problems with emptying. That is, freeze biowaste

Suitable packaging for waste container protection, in order of preference:

Paper wrapping, for example newspaper (link to folding instructions), paper bag, windowless
A plastic bag, for example a plastic bag from the fruit and vegetable section or a bread bag
Biodegradable plastic bag

If you compost the bio-waste yourself, you can take the bio-waste to the composter as is or use it
biodegradable wrapping such as newspaper or a paper bag.

Bio-waste is most commonly collected in a 240l waste container. We recommend renting from Hettula
waste container for the collection of bio-waste. Bio-waste is not collected in a larger waste container, because the container becomes so heavy,
that it can no longer be safely moved and emptied.

In companies, all empty and clean glass bottles and jars can be sorted into glass packaging.

Glass packaging does not include pawned glass bottles, glass containers, crystal, porcelain, ceramics, window glass, car
windscreens, glass objects such as lamps and glass lamps, thermal glass, mirror glass, your hospital (ampoules and
vials) or opal glass (e.g. the opaque glass of cosmetic packaging).

Glass jars and bottles to be sorted into glass packages must be emptied and rinsed before they are placed
into the collection container. Metal and plastic parts, lids and caps must also be removed from them, but labels and
collar rings do not need to be removed.

New glass packages are made from recycled glass, and recycled glass is also used to make glass wool and foam glass
as raw material.

Glass waste is usually collected in a 240l waste container. You can rent a waste container from Hettula Oy, in which
there is a sorting sticker on the side.

Various metal products, such as scrap metal and packaging, sheet metal, pipes, cables and empty barrels, as well as metal furniture, can be sorted into the collection metal, i.e. scrap metal. You can sort the scrap metal
also bicycles, stoves, metal parts of machines and equipment, empty and non-pressurized aerosol cans and
empty and brush-dry paint cans. In addition to collecting metal, small metal, such as
among other things, empty metal packaging, such as cans, jars, tins, caps and lids, without deposits
drink cans, metal containers and empty and brush-dried paint cans.

Hazardous waste or scrap soiled with it, such as paint barrels or
dishes, electrical and electronic waste, mixed materials or insulated air conditioning pipes. These will come
sort separately and deliver to Hettula Oy’s waste station. Metal can be recycled almost indefinitely.

Collected metals provide raw material for the production of new metal products, such as for example car hoods.

Metal waste is usually collected in a 240l waste container. You can rent a waste container with a sorting sticker on the side from Hettula Oy.

Cardboard collection includes cardboard boxes, brown cardboard, kraft paper and corrugated cardboard as well
brown paper bags. Cardboard packaging can also be collected in the same company.

Cardboard collection does not include wet or dirty cardboard, foil or foil cardboard, styrofoam, plastic or
liquid packs. Wet and dirty cardboard belongs to the energy fraction.

Recycled cardboard is used to make cardboard, especially raw material for core cardboard.

Hettula Oy separately collects PLASTIC.


• Plastic package means a plastic container,
wrap, bag, etc. used for packaging the
product to be sold. Packages also refer to the
plastic bags used for carrying the purchases
• Empty plastic packages for food stuff, such as
yoghurtcontainers, butter tubs or packages
for cold cuts, cheese and convenience food
• Empty plastic detergent, shampoo and soap
• Plastic carriers, bags and wrappings
• Empty plastic bottles, canisters and jars,
preferably attened; caps and lids detached


Rinse or wipe clean empty packages,
if necessary
It is clean enough if there is no odour
• Dispose of other plastic products, such as
broken sledges, toys, watering cans and
kitchen utensils in the mixed waste container

Paper collection in companies includes newspapers and magazines, advertisements
and brochures, colored papers, envelopes and recycled paper. You can also put it in the collection paper
phone books.

You may not put books, disposable containers, duplicating papers, copy papers in the paper collection
wrappings, paper bags, cardboard and cardboard, gift and wrapping papers, privacy papers or plastic.
Copy papers have plastic in their wrappers, so they belong to the energy fraction.

Collected paper is mainly reused for the production of newspapers. Collected paper at the paper mill
the printing ink is removed by washing, i.e. cleaning, and the raw material for paper is made from the washed pulp.

Paper waste is usually collected in a 240l or 660l waste container. You can rent from Hettula Oy
waste container with a sorting sticker on the side.

Recycling is an easy way to save nature, energy and raw material resources. Recycling supports sustainable development, which allows future generations to also enjoy clean and from the landscapes of Lapland, rich in natural resources. In sustainable development, the environment, the needs and development of the economy and people go hand in hand. Consideration of the environment your own choices play a small but important role in achieving this goal.

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Waste to be delivered to the waste station

From the construction waste generated at construction and renovation sites, all types of waste suitable for reuse, such as cardboard, metals, unsaturated wood waste and plastics, must be separated in accordance with the waste regulation. In addition, stone-based material, such as concrete and brick material, must be separated from construction waste. Also, hazardous waste must always be sorted and transported separately from each other and other waste. For example, hazardous waste generated during renovation work, such as paints, varnishes, turpentine and other cleaning solvents, fluorescent tubes, batteries and polyurethane tube waste, must be sorted for hazardous waste collection.

SER stands for scrap electrical and electronic equipment. Decommissioned electric and
electronic devices are electrical and electronic waste. For electrical and electronic devices
includes all devices that need electricity, a battery, a battery or
solar energy.

Metals, plastics and glass from electrical equipment are dismantled and sorted into recycled raw materials. Several SER products also contain hazardous waste. The electrical equipment producer communities are responsible for them
on organizing collection and utilization. You can bring electrical and electronic waste to our waste station free of charge.

The most common electrical devices include:

Refrigeration equipment; refrigerators and freezers
Large electrical scrap; e.g. stoves, washing machines, stoves, vacuum cleaners and Corded
power tools
Video tube and display devices, televisions and monitors
Information technology and entertainment electronics (excluding televisions and monitors)
Fluorescent tubes and energy-saving lamps
Small SER (e.g. coffee machines, electric toothbrushes, GPS devices, toys and thermostats)

Electricity and electronics do not include:

Hazardous waste
Landfill waste
Waste suitable for commercial use

Rubber waste includes, for example, car rubber mat, rubber, rubber mat, rubber roller mat, and rubber mattresses.

The asphalt must be pure asphalt waste, a small amount of attached gravel is not harmful.

Brick and concrete waste, i.e. aggregate waste, is generated in renovation and demolition sites and
on construction sites. Typical concrete waste is chipped concrete blocks, concrete slabs and
pieces of concrete pile. Concrete waste can also contain rebar.

Do not put sacks, buckets, glass bricks, dishes or anything else in the concrete waste
unheard of waste.

The concrete is crushed and cleaned. The brick and concrete waste delivered to the recycling station is crushed
and is used in infrastructure foundations. Crushed material is used to replace virgin ones
raw materials such as crushed rock.

Among other things, the windows are sorted by:

Window glasses
Windows with wooden or aluminum shutters
Wooden patio doors with windows
Blinds may be included

The window glasses are delivered to the user for processing.

The stumps and rhizomes of trees and bushes are sorted into their own pile at the waste station. You can get it in the load
to include only the soil attached to the stumps and roots.

The stumps are crushed and delivered to heating plants, where electricity and heat are obtained from them.

Clean wood waste

In our area, wood waste is sorted into clean wood and demolition wood. You can get clean wood waste
contains small amounts of nails, screws and hinges, even rotten wood is fine. Clean
wood waste are:

Broken or otherwise decommissioned standard pallets
Plywood with wood veneer surface
Uncoated chipboard and hardboard
Untreated and surface-treated boards, planks, logs and panels for indoor use
Disposable pallets
Concrete boards
Shavings and chips and pure wood chips
Cable reels
Wood containing moss or other organic insulation

Upholstered furniture, windows with glass, glass and
mirror doors, impregnated or treated wood, stumps, wooden frames, logs, logs, PVC plastic or tiles
containing wood materials.

The clean wood collected at our waste station is crushed into chips and delivered to the locals
to be burned in heating plants.

Demolition tree

May contain nails, screws and hinges as well as other mechanical impurities, as well as in wood
the attached wallpaper. Rotten demolition wood is also suitable. Demolition wood waste is:

Laminate and coated wood
Treated wood intended for outdoor use
Painted and varnished wood
Glued wood
Burnt wood
Light structured packages
Cabinets and furniture
Doors and window frames (metal and window parts removed)
Heat-saturated wood

The scrap wood collected at our waste station is sorted and utilized as much as possible.

Impregnation wood
Impregnated wood, i.e. sustainable wood, is wood treated with impregnating agents. Impregnated wood may contain
only small metal fasteners such as nails, screws and hinges. It must not contain capitals
metal parts such as large bolts or wires. Impregnated wood must also not contain soil and must not have plastic, concrete, fabric, insulation, bitumen or aluminum attached to it.
The poles must not have dart nets, ropes or enamels attached to them.

For the impregnation wood, e.g., we sort:

Terrace planks
Wooden garden furniture
Electric poles
Fence posts

The pressure-saturated wood is delivered to the recycling terminal.

Raking waste includes, for example, leaves and needles, branches, grass clippings
and moss, uprooted plants and reeds.

Non-native species such as kurturus rose, lupins must be bagged in a waste bag and put away
to energy waste.

Car tires are covered by producer responsibility, so used tires can be taken away for free
Our waste station at the nearest tire store does not accept tires. Tire manufacturers and
the importers ensure that the discarded tires are put to good use.
Producer responsibility applies to motor vehicles, i.e. e.g. of cars, motorcycles and
moped tires. Returning used tires does not require the purchase of new tires.
Tire shops direct tires to recycling.

Tire scrap is made from used car tires, which is used, among other things, for roads and
as street lightening material.

All the pieces of the roofing felt in all the blocks are sorted into the roofing felt
bituminous roofing felt rolls. Nails and small amounts of nails may be attached to the blanket
single gravel and insulation materials.

Asbestos-containing blankets, laths and insulation materials, wood, laths must not be placed in the roofing felt waste
and plywood materials. If the roofing felt dates from the 1930s to the 1980s and is not made of it
an asbestos survey or an asbestos survey carried out indicates that the waste contains asbestos, a blanket is taken
against as asbestos waste. If an asbestos survey has been carried out on the ceiling felt from the 1930s to the 1980s,
and the felt does not contain asbestos, the felt can be accepted as roofing felt waste.

Bituminous roofing felt is crushed and used as a raw material for new asphalt.

Hazardous waste is waste that can cause a particular danger or harm to health or
to the environment. The waste producer has an obligation to be aware of the quality of the waste he produces,
quantity and the health and environmental effects of the waste. Hazardous waste is never received
sort in the property’s waste bins among other waste, pour into the sewer or burn. Dangerous
the waste can be identified by the label on the packaging.

The most common hazardous wastes generated in business activities are, for example, waste oils, other oily
waste, paints, varnishes, glues and solvents, various batteries, brake, radiator and clutch fluids,
aerosol bottles, batteries, printer toner cartridges, electrical and electronic waste, acids and bases,
obsolete chemicals, waste containing mercury, pesticides, plant protection agents and
pesticides, durable wood and impregnating agents, medicines, needles and syringes and dangerous substances
containing packaging and other materials.

According to the Waste Act, the holder is responsible for hazardous waste until it has been delivered
to an appropriate processing place or handed over to a recipient who owns a waste permit.
Hazardous waste may be stored for a maximum of one year.

As much of the hazardous waste as possible is processed into raw materials
for recycling and utilization, for example for industrial needs. For example, lubricating oils
is recycled as a new raw material and solid oil waste is disposed of by burning hazardous waste
in the incinerator.

Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that has been used in building materials since the 1920s
until 1994, when its use was banned. Asbestos must not be mixed with other waste,
but it has to be packed separately. Before bringing to the sorting station, the asbestos must be packed so that
the packaging will not break at any stage. Preferably tightly packed in plastic or a strong, tight sack,
close it well and mark it with “Asbestos waste”. Breathing dust is dangerous and
when handling asbestos waste, it is recommended to use a P3 class respirator. We don’t take
against inadequately packaged asbestos waste.

Asbestos is disposed of safely in Rovaniemi Residue.

Mineral insulation such as rock wool, glass wool, stone wool, fire wool and other mineral insulation are collected
at our sorting station.

Old firewood manufactured before 1994 may contain asbestos and will be taken
at sorting stations as asbestos waste. Products containing asbestos should be packed well beforehand
bringing them to the sorting station.