An environmental fee is charged once a year from each dwelling in Hamina, Iitti, Kouvola, Lapinjärvi, Miehikkälä, Mäntyharju, Pyhtää and Virolahti. Kymenlaakson Jäte takes care of invoicing.

Holiday homes also pay the environmental fee.

Environmental fee invoices for dwellings in housing associations are sent directly to the housing association.

What is an environmental fee?

An environmental fee is a basic waste management charge based on the Waste Act (Section 78). The fee covers waste management services that are free of charge to residents at the time of use. These include recycling points, hazardous waste collection and waste advice and communication.

The municipality of Miehikkälä organises waste management services themselves, so the fees collected go directly to the municipalities.