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Legal dumping!

Post by scoobymcdoo » Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:30 pm

We have discovered we have too much furniture! UK houses have no storage space at all and our new Finnish house has loads...it is great.

Is there a place where we can take all our large bits of furniture and dump them legally? I'm thinking of a tip type place. Is there one in Espoo or can we just leave it our for the bin men to take away?

Hannah

PS Thanks Hank for the Esso van hire place. We have a brand new van on hire for a really reasonable rate...cheers!



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Re: Legal dumping!

Post by masao » Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:20 pm

scoobymcdoo wrote:We have discovered we have too much furniture! UK houses have no storage space at all and our new Finnish house has loads...it is great.

Is there a place where we can take all our large bits of furniture and dump them legally? I'm thinking of a tip type place. Is there one in Espoo or can we just leave it our for the bin men to take away?

Hannah

PS Thanks Hank for the Esso van hire place. We have a brand new van on hire for a really reasonable rate...cheers!


Hi,
Years ago we rented a van and drove to Ämmänsuo damp place to discard
big furnitures. The place is along the Helsinki-Turku highway, just after
Espoo. They scaled the van with load and without load after we damped, and we had to pay the weight of the load we damped.

If the furnitures are easily disassembled and sawed / broken into small pieces, then you will find your own dust bin more handy.

t, masao
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Post by littlefrank » Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:28 pm

There are recycling centres in Finland that takes furniture away, I think for free, they then sell it on cheap to poor people like me. You could also list what you have to get rid of on this forum, there are a lot of people who would take it off your hands. It would be a shame to just dump it.
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Post by karo » Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:01 pm

Please don't dump it! Take your old furniture to Kierrätyskeskus (recycling center) for free. Or call them, and they'll come pick up your stuff.


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Post by littlefrank » Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:40 pm

>>>Kierrätyskeskus<<<

Ah is that what they're called in Finnish.
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Post by RA » Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:32 am

Other than the kierrätyskeskus, other organizations like the Salvation Army (pelastusarmeija) and the Red Cross (SPR) will also gladly take your excess furniture. They may even come and collect it. Also in the capital area Ämmänsuo would be the place to legally dump anything. We took our broken an irrepairable garbage to the landfill here in and they didn't charge us anything. Everything else that we thought could be used we took to the red cross or Eco-center.
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Post by Hank W. » Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:43 am

Depends on what you have, you could dump it at my cottage. :wink:

Also, who would *take* it anywhere. LKA, Salvation Army and the likes of Lovejoy (look for "ostetaan kuolinpesiä") will come and get it.
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Post by Xochiquetzal » Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:23 pm

littlefrank wrote:>>>Kierrätyskeskus<<<

Ah is that what they're called in Finnish.


There's a large store in Leppavaara and they take deliveries (done a few myself in the past). Kind of fun to browse - like walking into a large Salvation Army store (or like timewarping back to the 1970s).


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Post by littlefrank » Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:26 pm

(or like timewarping back to the 1970s).

My flats are usually furnished in the previous decades style, if I had only kept the 1970's stuff, I could have caught the people going 'retro'.
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Re: Legal dumping!

Post by vn2rap » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:45 pm

You can bring your used furnitures to sortti stations and pay a few euros for them.
The service opens Mon through Fri from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and holidays

More info:
https://www.hsy.fi/en/residents/sorting ... fault.aspx

You may bring​:
carton
domestic hazardous waste
​ wood
sorted renovation and construction waste
paper
mixed waste
metal
impregnated wood
gypsum
glass packages; e.g. glass bottles and glass jars
garden waste and brushwood
electric and electronic equipment


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Re: Legal dumping!

Post by PJG » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:44 pm

I think that the poster has probably figured out a solution during the last 12 years.


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