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Environmental protection regulations

Environmental protection regulations are enforced in Helsinki to achieve the goals of the environmental protection legislation.

The regulations cover the entire city unless otherwise stated below. The goal of the environmental protection regulations is to prevent deterioration of the environment with regard to local urban conditions, as ruled in the Environmental Protection Act.

The City of Helsinki environmental protection regulations took effect on 1 January 2005. The regulations were revised on 1 July 2006 and 1 March 2009 on the basis of experiences and feedback. The updated regulations have taken effect on 15 July 2018.

The common waste management regulations of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and Kirkkonummi specify the general principles of waste management as defined in the waste legislation.



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Street musicians

Street musicians must take care that the event or musical performance does not disturb the neighbourhood.