In Finland there are strict rules about household waste sorting and utilization. Biowaste (food leftovers, outdated food products and the like) will be put in special bioconsumable packets and thrown into the compost hole on the cottage territory. This hole is located on the left side of the shed, you have to take about ten steps away from the road into the forest. The hole is covered by a wooden lid.
NO WASTE OTHER THAN BIOWASTE in special packets should be thrown into the compost hole!
are stored in the uppermost removable box above the sink in the kitchen. On these packets you can see following text, which is easy to understand, e.g.: “Biojatepussi”, “Bioavfallspase”, “BioBag”, “OK compost”.
Attention: for biowaste you may use only these type of packets. The usual polyethylene packets are NOT ALLOWED to be thrown into the compost hole!
The bucket for biowaste is the smallest one with a green lid, located on the table to the right of the sink.
For all other waste, you will have to go to a recycling place in Savonranta.
Start from the beginning to properly sort your waste.
You must separate waste into four (4) separate packets, which you can then put in the free place under the kitchen table:
- Metallic objects
- Packaging material and other similar items (this means: all remaining waste).
Upon departure, please take these sorted waste packets with you and throw them into bins at the nearest municipal waste site for the different kinds of waste (excluding biowaste!):
Address of the nearest waste area: Teollisuustie 11, Savonranta
TURN FROM THE ROAD 474 TO THE WASTE AREA IN SAVONRANTA:
Teollisuustie street and WASTE AREA there:
The bin for mixed waste:
Please do not leave any waste in the cottage, especially food waste.
Do not leave any open packages (especially those containing sweet items) in the kitchen.
NEVER THROW ANY WASTE IN THE BINS ALONG THE ROAD !
These bins are for private use only!
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