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Topping-out ceremony celebrated at Lilleküla Circular Economy Center

Topping-out ceremony celebrated at Lilleküla Circular Economy Center

Yesterday, the topping-out ceremony was celebrated at the Lilleküla Circular Economy Center, where Deputy Mayor Joosep Vimm and Tallinn Waste Center Director Rein Kalle removed the ceremonial wreath. The center is set to open in the fall.

Deputy Mayor Joosep Vimm emphasized Tallinn's goal to promote the circulation of materials and create convenient options for residents. "The Circular Economy Center is not just a final stop for items but a place where usable or slightly repairable goods can be given a new life, thereby reducing waste generation. It's important to bring these services closer to the people. We're grateful to the local community for their suggestions, which have significantly refined the initial plans. In addition to the Lilleküla center opening this year, a similar facility will open next year in Lasnamäe, and we're planning another one in Haabersti," stated Vimm.

The Lilleküla Circular Economy Center, being constructed at Mustjõe Street 40, is a new unit of the Tallinn Waste Center. The facility will include a waste station function, reuse rooms, and a repair workshop. Starting this fall, residents will be able to sort and dispose of household waste not typically picked up in the regular waste collection service at their homes. There will also be options to bring clean and usable items for reuse and to take items from the reuse room for personal use.
The center will feature a soft furniture repair workshop and a clothing repair workshop, where experienced craftsmen will guide residents in repairing or repurposing their old items using materials brought to the waste station.

Additionally, the new building will house the station operator and assistant's rooms, a covered ramp for sorted waste, and a separate area for hazardous waste reception.

AS Megaron-E is constructing the Lilleküla Circular Economy Center, expected to be completed in November 2024, with construction costs just over two million euros. The new center will cover an area of 4,995 square meters, with the buildings occupying 345.6 square meters.