Page updated 15.2.2016

Collection of end-of-life textiles started

Since the beginning of 2016, residents within the area of Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto have had the opportunity to deliver dispensable end-of-life textiles to sorting stations or waste treatment centres.

Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto is responsible for collecting the end-of-life-textiles.

Where can I deliver end-of-life textiles?

End-of-life clothes and household textiles can be delivered to waste treatment centres or sorting stations. In 2016, households can deliver end-of-life textiles without charge to:

  • Topinoja
  • Korvenmäki
  • Isosuo and Rauhala waste treatment centres and
  • Auranmaa
  • Kemiönsaari
  • Korppoo
  • Paimio
  • Perniö and Yläne sorting stations.

What can I deliver?

Unusable, dry clothes and household textiles such as

  • coats and trousers
  • shirts, socks and underwear
  • sheets, towels and tablecloths

No carpets, shoes, bags, belts, pillows, blankets and cushions or paddings. Pack the textiles in a plastic bag or rubbish sacks.

As before, clothes that can be reused and are in good condition can be sold to those who need them or donate to collections organised by charity organisations.

Participants in the pilot project

Collection of end-of-life textiles is a pilot project launched in 2016 within the area of Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto. The projects wants to open doors for recycling textile waste. The pilot is coordinated by Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto and TUAS in cooperation with the City of Turku, the Finnish Solid Waste Association of SITRA and Ekokem.