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Tallinn offers free bio-waste collection containers

Since June 1 of last year, all properties and institutions in Tallinn are required to collect bio-waste separately. To promote waste sorting, the city continues to provide free bio-waste containers to single-family homes, semi-detached houses, and residential buildings with 3-9 apartments.

Residents turn in tens of tons of waste during May campaigns

In May, the Tallinn Waste Centre (Jäätmekeskus) organized two campaigns for the free collection of waste. The hazardous waste and reusable items collection rounds took place on two consecutive weekends, May 11–12 and May 18–19. The large waste free disposal campaign was held from May 6 to 12.

Nearly seven times more large waste brought during campaign week

During this year's final free large waste disposal week from November 20-26, Tallinn's waste treatment plants received seven times more large waste than in a typical week of November. Throughout the year, residents brought a total of 5,592.17 cubic meters of waste to the waste treatment plants, equivalent to approximately 70 truckloads of large waste.

Autumn collection events yield over 23 tons of hazardous waste

During the last two weekends of October, residents of Tallinn participated in a city-organized collection drive, handing over approximately 23,930.90 kilograms of hazardous waste and 107 cubic meters of reusable items. Tallinn residents have the ongoing opportunity to dispose of their hazardous household waste at no cost at six designated collection points throughout the city and at four waste treatment plants all year round.