All residential properties including holiday homes must be connected to the organised waste transportation system. All properties including holiday homes must have a bin for final waste. The bin may be property-specific or shared with neighbours.

Final waste bins are usually emptied every two (2) weeks. Longer emptying intervals (4, 8 or 12 weeks) require food waste to be composted or separate collection of biowaste. For holiday homes used only in the summer, two emptyings per summer are sufficient.

Kymenlaakson Jäte Oy empties residents’ bins in Iitti, Kotka, Kouvola and Mäntyharju. In other municipalities in our area, residents order their bins to be emptied by a private waste transportation company.

Companies take care of organising waste management themselves. A company must order its bin to be emptied by a private waste transportation company.