Please use the correct bins to sort your waste. If you put waste in the wrong bins, the entire waste load may become unrecoverable.

Find out more about waste sorting:
The most common hazardous household waste includes electrical and electronic equipment, energy-saving light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and batteries. Take your hazardous waste and electrical equipment to the Ylä-Savon jätekeskus recycling site at Kierrätyskatu 15, 74140 Iisalmi. Check the opening hours here.

For more information on recycling, visit the Ylä-Savon Jätehuolto website and watch


  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Drink packaging wraps
  • Pizza boxes, flour bags, biscuit packets


  • Detergent and shampoo bottles
  • Plastic bags and wraps
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic food packaging, such as yogurt pots and packaging for cooked meats

Please only recycle clean and dry packaging. Put dirty plastic waste in the mixed waste bin.


  • Metal objects, jars, tops and lids
  • Aluminium foil
  • Empty and dry paint tins


  • Glass jars
  • Non-deposit glass bottles

Remove the tops and lids. You don’t need to remove the labels. Please only recycle empty and clean glass containers.


  • Newspapers, magazines and advertising
  • Printer paper
  • Envelopes

Organic waste

  • Food waste
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Kitchen roll
  • Potting compost and plants
  • Coffee grounds and tea bags

Drain the liquids. Please place all organic waste in a biodegradable bag before putting it in the bin.
Do not use plastic bags or wrapping