Household packaging waste to Rinki eco take-back points

Looking for your nearest Rinki eco take-back point? You can easily find information about Rinki eco take-back points with our map search. You can also narrow your search by packaging material, and a list of take-back point locations, by municipality, is also available.

Estimates of emptying and cleaning timetables are also available for several Rinki eco take-back points. This data is not yet available for all points, but we are working to make the data available for all points in the future. Please note that schedules are estimates – emptying and cleaning timetables are affected by many things. Sometimes unexpected problems can occur, leading to the emptying or cleaning not necessarily taking place according to the timetable shown on the map.

Sorting pays off: when you take your packaging to a Rinki eco take-back point, the material can be recycled efficiently. Every item that is recycled makes a difference! 

There are more than 1,850 Rinki eco take-back points for carton, glass and metal packaging across Finland. More than 600 Rinki eco take-back points accept plastic packaging. Finnish Packaging Recycling RINKI Ltd is responsible for the maintenance of the collection network for households. 

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Why are there no Rinki eco take-back points in the centre of our town?

Rinki would be happy to collect packaging waste in town centres. The take-back points require a lot of space, which is usually scarce in town centres, and there is seldom enough room outside supermarkets. Space is also needed to safely empty the containers, which is a challenge in central areas. It is also quite difficult to obtain permits for establishing take-back points in town centres anywhere in Finland.

We build take-back points on sites where a lot of people pass anyway. It makes sense to establish take-back points at supermarkets so that people can return packaging when they do their shopping.

Why are the openings of the containers so small?

Rinki eco take-back points are for household packaging waste. Safety is the main reason why we chose the particular containers and the sizes of their openings. For example, small openings ensure that no one can climb into a container, which could result in serious injuries.

If the containers had large openings, people could put things other than packaging waste into them, such as large objects or mixed waste, and this would make recycling more difficult. The containers would also be filled too quickly if waste other than packaging was placed in them.

This would cause littering and inconvenience for people recycling their packaging as the containers would not have room for packaging wasteThis would also be the case if the openings were large enough for material to be taken out; waste would be left on the ground.

We understand that it can be frustrating if you cannot put large quantities of materials into the containers in one go. The size of the openings was carefully considered and they are deemed to be the best way to ensure successful recycling. Conscientious recyclers will be happy to know that the right type of waste is recycled.