Waste management in Jyväskylä region

Managing waste in the Jyväskylä region is a joint effort. Mustankorkea Oy, a waste manage-ment company owned by municipalities, is responsible for organising the practical measures of municipal waste management. Mustankorkea Oy takes care of the collection, transporta-tion, reception, treatment and utilisation of waste and provides advice on waste management.

The Jyväskylä Regional Waste Management Board is responsible for the official waste man-agement duties of the region. The Board decides, among other things, on waste manage-ment regulations and waste charges and monitors properties’ joining the municipal waste management system. The Board is the joint waste management authority of the municipali-ties of the City of Jyväskylä, Laukaa, Muurame and Toivakka.

Municipal environmental protection authorities and the ELY Centre of Central Finland are re-sponsible for monitoring compliance with the Waste Act and waste management regulations.

General information

Please, contact the waste management board when:

  • you want to extend the collection interval of the mixed waste container to 8 weeks
  • you want to request a change to your waste fee because your property is uninhabita-ble, for example
  • you want to terminate waste collection services for more than 6 months