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Upper Savo Waste Handling Centre 7.30-17.30 7.30-17.30 7.30-17.30 7.30-17.30 7.30-17.30 closed closed 29.3.2024 closed 1.4.2024 closed 1.5.2024 closed 4.5.2024 10.00-15.00 9.5.2024 closed 8.6.2024 10.00-13.00 21.6.2024 closed 6.7.2024 10.00-13.00 3.8.2024 10.00-13.00 7.9.2024 10.00-13.00 19.10.2024 10.00-15.00 6.12.2024 closed 24.12.2024 closed 25.12.2024 closed 26.12.2024 closed

Keitele waste sorting centre closed closed 16.00-18.00 closed closed closed closed 1.5.2024 closed 25.5.2025 10.00-13.00 25.12.2024 closed

Kiuruvesi waste sorting centre 7.30-12.30 closed closed 12.00-17.00 closed closed closed 1.4.2024 closed 9.5.2024 closed 11.5.2024 12.00-14.00 15.6.2024 12.00-14.00 20.7.2024 12.00-14.00 24.8.2024 12.00-14.00 26.12.2024 closed

Lapinlahti waste sorting centre 9.00-12.00 closed closed 15.00-18.00 closed closed closed 1.4.2024 closed 4.5.2024 9.00-11.00 9.5.2024 closed 8.6.2024 9.00-11.00 13.7.2024 9.00-11.00 10.8.2024 9.00-11.00 26.12.2024 closed

Pielavesi waste sorting centre closed closed 15.00-18.00 closed 9.00-12.00 closed closed 29.3.2024 closed 1.5.2024 closed 11.5.2024 9.00-11.00 15.6.2024 9.00-11.00 21.6.2024 closed 20.7.2024 9.00-11.00 24.8.2024 9.00-11.00 6.12.2024 closed 25.12.2024 closed

Sonkajärvi waste sorting centre closed 9.00-12.00 closed 15.00-18.00 closed closed closed 4.5.2024 15.00-17.00 9.5.2024 closed 8.6.2024 15.00-17.00 13.7.2024 15.00-17.00 10.8.2024 15.00-17.00 24.12.2024 closed 26.12.2024 closed 31.12.2024 closed

Varpaisjärvi waste sorting centre closed 15.00-18.00 closed closed closed closed closed 4.5.2024 12.00-14.00 8.6.2024 12.00-14.00 13.7.2024 12.00-14.00 10.8.2024 12.00-14.00 24.12.2024 closed 31.12.2024 closed

Vieremä waste sorting centre 13.00-18.00 closed closed 9.00-14.00 closed closed closed 1.4.2024 closed 9.5.2024 closed 11.5.2024 15.00-17.00 15.6.2024 15.00-17.00 20.7.2024 15.00-17.00 24.8.2024 15.00-17.00 26.12.2024 closed

Ylä-Savon Jätehuolto Oy

Ylä-Savon Jätehuolto Oy is a waste management company owned jointly by seven municipalities in the Upper Savo region (Iisalmi, Keitele, Kiuruvesi, Lapinlahti, Pielavesi, Sonkajärvi and Vieremä). It is tasked with performing the legally required municipal waste management services for the municipalities that own it. The company was established in 1997, and its geographical area of operation encompasses about 55,000 inhabitants. The service network comprises the Upper Savo Waste Handling Centre, the eco take-back points available for households and the waste sorting centres as well as provision of waste disposal service guidance.


  • Each and every property must have a waste disposal arrangement in place.
  • For housing companies, the waste management agreements are managed by the building manager or the housing company’s board.
  • Detached houses and semi-detached houses may have their own waste container or a shared container together with neighbours (joint waste collection arrangement).

Further information:

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Sorting to be done by households

Household waste needs to be sorted into the following types: biowaste, paper, plastic packages, carton packages, metal packages, glass packages and mixed waste. Packaging waste is also collected at eco take-back points.

Additionally, pharmaceutical waste, empty batteries, discarded textiles, discarded electrical appliances and hazardous waste need to be taken to their specific collection points.

A guide to sorting waste

Eco take-back points

You can take any packaging waste generated at your home to the collection point at your own property, to Rinki eco take-back points or eco take-back points maintained by Ylä-Savon Jätehuolto Oy. 

You can browse all of the eco take-back points in Finland at Kierrä


Upper Savo Waste Handling Centre

The waste handling centre has the following types of operations in place:

  • Reception of municipal waste
  • Reception of builder’s waste
  • Reception of biowaste
  • Reception of hazardous household waste
  • Reception of special waste
  • Reception and treatment of oil-contaminated soil
  • Exchange point where users can bring intact and tidy items they no longer need and take with them items brought in by other users
  • Sales of composters
  • Sales of waste containers

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Waste Sorting Centres

Ylä-Savon Jätehuolto Oy operates 8 waste sorting centres. The waste sorting centres accept non-payable types of waste from households. Apart from the Upper Savo Waste Handling Centre in Iisalmi, the waste sorting centres do not accept municipal waste, builder’s waste, plastic waste, pharmaceutical waste or vehicle tires.

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You can compost food waste on your own property. To do this, you need a composter that complies with the local waste management regulations.

When you begin composting food waste, remember to notify the Upper Savo Waste Management Board by submitting a composting notification.

Upper Savo Waste Management Board
(in Finnish)