Metal

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Where can I put deposit beverage cans?

Return them to the reverse vending machines located at supermarkets or Alko shops, while you can return non-deposit beverage cans to metal packaging containers at the Rinki eco take-back points.

Can I put pans and frying pans into the container for metal packaging?

Yes, if they fit through the opening in the container. You can also put other small metal objects such as cutlery, scissors, screws, nails and the aluminium casings of tea lights into this container.
Please note: take big metal objects that cannot fit into a container to the collection point specified by your municipality. Electrical appliances have their own collection points, and they can often also be taken to shops that sell them. The collection points for all waste materials in Finland can be found here: www.kierratys.info.

How can I reduce the number of paint tins that need to be taken to the hazardous waste collection point?

If you have several paint tins that are not empty, you can pour the paints into one tin and recycle the other ones. This also reduces the number of tins that need to be taken to the hazardous waste collection point.

Do this:

Pour the remaining paint into a metal container or jar that is as large as possible.
Carefully seal metal containers containing paint and take them to the hazardous waste collection point.
Leave the emptied paint tins to dry on their side for at least 24 hours before taking them to the metal collection.

Please note: never mix different types of paint or chemicals that you are not familiar with!

Water-dilutable latex paints as well as solvent-based alkyd paints and oil paints sold to consumers can be mixed together. However, solvents used for cleaning brushes and pure linseed oil must be kept separate.

How do I sort metal paint tins?

Make sure that the tin is empty, clean and dry. There should only be a very thin coat of dry paint inside, no more than the thickness of a brush stroke. Return the tops separately.
Take tins that contain wet paint to your local hazardous waste collection point. You can find your nearest collection point on the Kierrätys.info online service.

How do I sort an aerosol can, such as a hairspray bottle?

Make sure it is completely empty: shake the bottle. It is empty when there is no sound of liquid inside, no hissing when you press the spray top and no propellant or other substances come out.

Aerosol cans that are not completely empty must be taken to your local hazardous waste collection point. You can find your nearest collection point on the Kierrätys.info online service.