Residents of Tallinn can drop off bulky waste at waste transfer stations for free this week
This week, from 8-14 May, people residing in Tallinn according to the population register can drop off bulky waste, such as broken and unusable furniture, bicycles and baby prams, at the city's waste transfer stations for free.According to the Deputy Mayor of Tallinn, Joosep Vimm, the spring bulky waste campaign week is a good opportunity for people to do some major cleaning at home. “In May, when the weather is nicer, people do spring cleaning and gardening work at home, generating waste that cannot be thrown into the regular waste container, such as worn out curtains and curtain rods or large flower pots and the like,” said Vimm. “Giving away bulky waste for free reduces the risk of rubbish ending up in the forest. Items that are still usable can be taken to the Paljassaare and Pääsküla recycling rooms for free."
During the campaign week in March, bulky waste was brought to waste stations 1424 times with a total of nearly 1250 cubic meters of waste. The week before the campaign week from 13-19 March, 188.08 cubic meters of waste was brought to waste transfer stations.
Although bulky waste is covered by organised waste transport and its removal can be ordered from your own waste carrier, people who are residents of Tallinn according to the population register can take bulky waste to all waste stations in Tallinn for free for a week.
Up to three cubic meters of bulky waste at a time is accepted per resident free of charge, which means that the amount must fit in the trailer of one car. You must bring an ID card or driving licence for personal identification. The campaign does not extend to legal entities, including apartment associations.
Bulky waste includes: pieces of broken and unusable furniture and their parts (e.g. sofas, tables, shelves), carpets, other floor coverings, mattresses, curtains and curtain rails, large flower pots, clothes racks, mirrors, sports equipment, bicycles, broken skis and sledges, baby prams and Christmas trees.
Bulky waste is not: construction and renovation waste (e.g. toilet bowls, sinks, bathtubs, windows, doors, wallpaper, paint rollers); hazardous waste (e.g. empty paint tins, asbestos cement); problematic waste (e.g. spare parts of scrap vehicles, tyres); scrap metal; electrical and electronic equipment (e.g. washing machines, TV sets, refrigerators, stoves); other waste covered by producer responsibility.
Waste transfer stations are located in Pääsküla (Raba tn 40), Rahumäe (Rahumäe tee 5a), Pärnamäe (Ristaia tee 8) and Paljassaare (Paljassaare põik 5). The opening hours of the waste stations and information about the transfer of all other waste can be found on the website www.jaatmejam.ee.
From 22 May 2023, Rahumäe waste transfer station will be temporarily closed due to construction works.