Recycling and sorting

Efficient recycling and sorting of waste is part of Aalto University's sustainable development strategy. We strive to reduce waste and reuse raw materials for either new products or energy.
Photo: Milla Uusitalo / ACRE

A waste hierarchy guides our waste management. In principle, this means we prioritise the way we handle our waste as follows:

  1. We try to avoid generating waste in the first place.
  2. If waste is generated, it should be prepared for reuse.
  3. If reuse is not possible, recycle the waste as material or, as a second choice, as energy. 
  4. Waste should go to a landfill only if no benefits can be recovered from it in a technically (or financially) feasible way.

Waste sorting – real estate waste management

Urbaser Oy is our partner for collecting sorted waste from the real estate and transporting it for further processing.

The waste should be sorted according to the following categories:

Waste sorting – for users of Aalto spaces

Tenants and other users of Aalto spaces have waste-management responsibilities for the following:

This service is provided by:

Aalto University Campus & Real Estate

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