Next week, from 21-27 August, people residing in Tallinn according to the population register can drop off bulky waste, such as unusable furniture, bicycles and baby prams, at the city's waste transfer stations for free.
Tallinn celebrates Estonia's Day of Restoration of Independence with a concert on the Square of 20 August
The UNESCO City of Music, Tallinn, celebrates Estonia's Day of Restoration of Independence with an open-air concert on the Square of 20 August in Harjumäe Park. The concert will take place on Sunday, 20 August at 14:00 and with no entry fee.
The number of free parking spaces for members of diplomatic institutions on public Tallinn parking spaces was reduced on 1 July. Diplomats residing in the capital were offered the choice to use free public transportation. On Friday, British Ambassador Ross Allen visited a Tallinn City Office service bureau to obtain a travel smartcard (Ühiskaart).
In Tallinn, the circular economy company FudLoop has expanded its network of smart food sharing pantries, which is unique in the world, with the aim of reducing food waste.
The Tallinn night bus pilot project, which began in May, will run until the end of October instead of the initially planned 17 September. The last night buses of the trial period will run on 29 October.
Temporary tram line no. 6, which was created due to construction works on the Vanasadama tram line, will continue operating on the Tondi-Kopli route at least until the end of September, when tram traffic on all other lines has been restored. Tram lines no. 2 and 4 will restart operation at the beginning of September, with no. 1 and 3 doing so at the start of October. The city is considering the possibility of having line no. 6 operate on a permanent basis.
The Tallinn Strategic Management Office in collaboration with Filaret OÜ has installed 80 special rubbish bins at seaside areas to prevent cigarette butts from ending up in the sea, while simultaneously collecting valuable material for recycling.
The city of Tallinn and OÜ Utilitas have received a merger permit from the competition authority for the formation of district heating company AS Utilitas Tallinna Soojus and have signed contracts for the transfer of shares. The new company will be jointly owned by the city of Tallinn and Utilitas, with the former holding 33.34% ownership and the latter 66.66%.
Due to construction work on the Vana-Kalamaja and Soo tänav intersection, it will be closed to traffic from 7 to 13 August. Due to the construction work, the route for bus line 3 will be changed in the Randla direction and the bus will be rerouted.
The Tallinn Strategic Management Office will conduct a survey in August among night bus users to determine their expectations and preferences regarding the service. The results will aid in better understanding the typical profile of a night bus user, evaluating the outcomes of the pilot project and planning the future use of night buses.