Separate collection of packaging waste

Collection of packaging and empty containers Packaging and packaging waste should be collected separately from any other waste and taken, once empty, to designated public collection points (receptacles) or a waste centre. Redemption of packaging is organised by NGO Eesti Pakendiringlus (Estonian PackCycling, EPC), NGO Eesti Taaskasutusorganisatsioon (ETO) and Tootjavastutusorganisatsiooni OÜ (TVO).

The following should be collected to mixed waste container:

  • plastic packaging waste (yogurt and butter cans, packaging of cosmetic and beauty products, ketchup and mayonnaise bottles, shampoo bottles, plastic containers and boxes and other types of clean plastic packaging);
  • glass packaging waste (alcohol bottles of clear and coloured glass, glass bottles without deposit emblem, glass gars and other types of clean glass packaging);
  • metal packaging waste (metal covers and caps of food and beverage packaging, tins and cans);beverage carton waste (carton milk and juice packaging and other types of clean carton packaging).Do not place the following items into collection containers: packaging soiled with food waste, plastic toys, packaging of hazardous substances (e.g. household chemicals), aerosol cans.
    Information about waste collection points in Tallinn is available here: Waste centres.
  • Frequently asked questions about the deposit system for beverage packaging: