Carton packaging

kartonkipakkausten lajittelu

Can I put paper into the carton packaging container?

Paper such as newsprint and magazine paper must not be placed into the carton container. Paper is collected separately in Finland. Many Rinki eco take-back points also have a container for paper.

Please note: some municipalities in the Pori region have building-specific guidelines for collecting paper and carton according to which you can put paper and carton into the same collection container. However, carton packaging and paper must be put into separate containers at Rinki eco take-back points.

Can I place wrapping paper, ribbons and bows into the carton container?

No, you cannot. Wrapping paper contains a lot of ink and coating, and for this reason it is not suitable for recycling with carton or paper. Put wrapping paper into the container for mixed waste material.
Tip: keep wrapping paper that is in good condition so you can reuse it.

Can I place the hard covers of books into the carton container?

No, you cannot.

Can I place posters into the carton container?

No, you cannot.

Can I place coloured paper or craft carton into the carton container?

No, you cannot.

Can I place a paper bread bag with a plastic window into the carton container?

Yes, you can.

Can I put those tubular crisp canisters with a metal bottom into the container for carton?

Yes, you can. You can place the plastic top of the canister with plastic packaging waste or into a container for mixed waste.

Where should I put the plastic top of the milk carton?

Please remove it and place it with plastic packaging waste or into a container for mixed waste. Mixed waste is used for energy production in Finland.

Why do I have to flatten carton packaging and put them into one packaging? It’s too much trouble.

Carton packaging, such as cardboard boxes, is light but takes up a lot of room in a container. In order to avoid transporting fresh air, it is a good idea to flatten the packaging. The smaller the packaging that is placed in the container, the more waste the container can hold. This means that more packaging can be transported in one go, and this reduces the number of transport journeys.
So in the long run, it is worth flattening the packaging as this small effort saves emissions from transport.

How carefully do I need to clean carton packaging?

Remove any food as carefully as possible so that no food remains on the packaging. Drain milk or other liquid from the carton. Rinse the packaging quickly with cold water. Please allow the packaging to dry out a little before placing it into the take-back container.