“In the sewer the truth is stranger than fiction. We clean your wastewater and protect the environment, as long as you put to the drain only what belongs there.”
– Your Water Services Personnel
Tip: place a trashcan in the toilet.
Thrash or different objects thrown into the sewers can cause blockages, which cause the sewage water to flood – into apartments or the environment. Therefore, do not put anything into the sewers, which does not belong there. Please dispose of trash properly.
Sort into the mixed waste container or combustible waste (Please follow the instructions of your municipal waste disposal facility):
• Liquid fat in sealed containers
• Diapers, tampons and sanitary napkins
• Cotton swabs and cotton
• Pet litter and sand
• Cigarette butts
• Fibre cloths and thick tissue paper
Place into the bio waste container:
• Solid and solidified fat
• Small amounts of liquid fat or food oil absorbed into paper
• Food leftovers
• Vegetable and fruit peels, egg shells
• Coffee and tea grounds
• Flushable – products
Several chemicals used at home are dangerous for example to the water environment. To dispose of hazardous waste the right way and halt their journey to the environment, a correct collection point must be utilised.
Sort into the hazardous waste collection point:
• Paints, glues and varnish
• Solvents such as acetone and turpentine
• Oil and grease
• Acids such as battery acid and formic acid
• Alkaline detergents
Please dispose of non-used and out-dated medicinal products at the pharmacy!
Home is full of products that contain various substances and chemicals. Some of these sneaky substances are dangerous for the environment. Hazardous substances from clothes and textiles can enter sewers and even natural water systems through washing. Hazardous substances from objects will be released through time into the air and additionally to waters and the environment as dust.
Choose the products you use carefully!
The concentrations of harmful substances are small in many products (for example clothes, other textiles, furniture, home electronics, shoes and purses) and they have not been marked in the same way as chemicals.
Environmental labels help you make rational decisions when you shop:
Consider your purchases thoroughly.
You can ask the retailer for information regarding the contents of a product: https://echa.europa.eu/chemicals-in-our-life/how-can-i-use-chemicals-safely/use-your-right-to-ask