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Almost three times as much bulky waste was brought to waste collection stations during campaign week than usual

During the free waste collection week, almost three times as much bulky waste was brought to Tallinn’s waste collection stations than during a regular week in November.

According to Deputy Mayor Joosep Vimm, the volume of bulky waste brought to waste collection stations shows that such a campaign is necessary. "We want to make it as easy as possible for people to dispose of their waste correctly. That way they are most likely to be efficiently recycled and as little waste as possible ends up in the green areas. That's why we will continue to organize free bulky waste collection weeks next year," said Vimm.

During the November campaign week, nearly 756 cubic meters of bulky waste was delivered to waste collection stations, compared to 227.5 cubic meters of waste in the same period last year.

This was the fourth time that bulky waste was given away for free. The first campaign took place in March this year, when 1,472 cubic meters of bulky waste arrived at Tallinn's waste collection stations within a week. The second campaign took place in May, when 1,247 cubic meters of waste was collected. The third campaign took place in August, when 1 643 cubic meters of bulky waste was collected.

During the campaign week, up to 3 cubic meters of large waste will be accepted free of charge from each resident of Tallinn. Residents can also drop off large quantities of waste as part of an organized waste collection service. Residents can also order the transport of large quantities of waste through the waste collection company serving their area and pay the fee according to the price list. The waste carrier is obliged to take away the waste within three days of the waste holder's request. More information is available here: https://www.tallinn.ee/en/services/door-door-waste-collection 

For leftover furniture or working appliances residents can call in a van for free by emailing kaubik@uuskasutus.ee. Furniture that is fit for use can also be handed over free of charge at waste collection points. Broken furniture will be charged for at the waste collection stations according to the price list.

The waste collection stations are located in Pääsküla (Raba 40), Rahumäe (Rahumäe 5a), Pärnamäe (Ristaia 8) and Paljassaare (Paljassaare 5).
More information: https://jaatmejaam.ee/ 
 
This year, for the first time, a quarterly collection campaign was carried out, and a total of 5239,67 cubic meters of bulky waste was collected.