Recycling point at Kruununhaka in Helsinki.

HSY recycling points became Rinki eco take-back points

The recycling points operated by Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY will be Finnish Packaging Recycling RINKI Ltd’s responsibility from 1 January 2019. Rinki will have sole responsibility for the maintenance of and customer service operations for the eco take-back points in the Helsinki metropolitan area.

The eco take-back point network is improving

There are now 140 Rinki eco take-back points in the Helsinki region and Kirkkonummi, and plastic is collected at 63 of them. Rinki added 14 eco take-back points in the plastic collection network in the HSY area in summer 2018, and it aims to increase the number of plastic collection points during the autumn and winter. Suitable sites for collection points are being surveyed.

Consumers can take used carton, glass and plastic packaging as well as small metal objects to Rinki eco take-back points. Paper can also be recycled at the points, and most of them accept wearable clothing. You can find the points and materials accepted at each point using the search at

Other waste materials can be taken to HSY’s Sortti Stations. Hazardous waste is also collected at some service stations. Recycling points can be found at

Rinki responds to consumers’ feedback on eco take-back points

A free customer service will be available for consumers in the Helsinki region with questions and feedback about Rinki eco take-back points from the beginning of 2019: Tel. 0800 133 888 (Mon-Fri 7:00-21:00, Sat 9:00-18:00), email: You can also leave your feedback quickly and easily using the online form at The new contact details will also be available at the eco take-back points.

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HSY recycling points will become Rinki eco take-back points at the beginning of 2019  

Waste sorting and recycling

Sortti Stations