Waste management services
Guidance and E-services
Live chat customer service, weekdays, Mon-Fri 9–22
Mustankorkea Waste Management Centre
Weekdays, Mon-Fri 7–19, Sat 9–14 (May to August)
Ronsuntaipaleentie 204, 40500 Jyväskylä
Extending the collection interval of a mixed waste container
Under certain conditions, the collection interval of mixed waste containers of small properties can be extended to eight (8) weeks, provided the amount of mixed waste is small and recy-clable waste is sorted according to waste management regulations. No harm must be caused to the environment, and the waste container must be big enough to accommodate all waste.
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.
Common services in Jyväskylä region
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Jyväskylän seudun kansalaisopisto toimii Jyväskylän kaupungin, Luhangan, Muuramen ja Uuraisten alueella
The Rantaraitti route for bicycle and pedestrian traffic travels the shores of Lake Jyväsjärvi. The Rantaraitti is a beautiful and practical activity area. On the Rantaraitti, it is safe to move on foot, on a bicycle, or rollerblades, as there are few car crossings. Thanks to the bridges, you can conveniently choose the route length you prefer. The Rantaraitti also provides a fluent route from various parts of the city to the city centre.
This page is a summary of information about the various grants the City of Jyväskylä may offer. More specific information about application criteria, application instructions and exact application periods may be found at the respective administrative branch’s own grant pages.
The City of Jyväskylä serves inhabitants at several customer service points as well as online. Personal advice and instructions are available at the customer service points. On our website you can find answers to many questions you may have about our services, and through our electronic systems you may take advantage of our services independently.
All research projects, surveys and thesis projects on the City of Jyväskylä organization require a research permit. The permit must be applied for by the person responsible for the research project. The arrangements for a research / thesis project must be made beforehand with the agreement of the city unit that is the subject of the research.
The city registry office is located on the ground floor of the City Hall at Vapaudenkatu 32. The registry office is tasked with registering the city’s administrative decision-making documents at every procedural stage. The procedural steps of both matters in progress and decisions already concluded may be inquired after at the registry office.
Jyväskylä offers a wide range of activities for all interests. There are smaller events almost every day of the year, and the city is also known for several major happenings. In total, Jyväskylä hosts up to 5,000 events each year.
This includes meets in less traditional sports. For example, Finland’s first-ever parkour park and indoor hall are in Jyväskylä.
The housing costs in Jyväskylä are affordable. Student flats are mainly located in or close to the city centre. New, centrally located student housing is also being developed.
Even if no suitable accommodation can be found within the city centre, the local transport services in Jyväskylä are excellent and the network of pedestrian and cycling routes is well maintained. As a rule of thumb, you can reach anywhere in Jyväskylä in 15 minutes!
The study offerings in Jyväskylä are extensive. There are four universities to choose from in addition to other educational institutions and Finland’s third-largest general upper secondary education and vocational training provider, Gradia.
All schools collaborate closely across disciplinary and organisational boundaries. Students benefit from the added value of an extensive course selection and joint students' sports services.
Jyväskylä is Finland’s seventh-largest city and highly attractive to businesses. A prestigious city of secondary and tertiary education with high living standards and plenty of activities, it is a growing hub of excellent services, connections and jobs in all professional fields.
The biggiest employers and personnel
Jyväskylä is a welcoming city for students. Students have always formed an important and cherished part of Jyväskylä’s demographic, thanks to its long history as a city of education.
Jyväskylä was the home of Finland’s first Finnish-speaking secondary school, teacher training seminary, an all-girl school in the 19th century. Today, one in three residents holds a higher education degree. This is a very high proportion.
Jykylä, Jyskälä, Nykäskylä, Jiikylä, Jypinkylä... Jyväskylä is having many names!
Jyväskylä is a buzzing and thriving cosmopolitan city. With slightly over 142,000 inhabitants, it is a big yet compact city. Known for its universities and student life, it is a popular place to live and a dynamo of new ideas and innovation. With a compact city centre and immediate access to surrounding nature and wildlife, a wealth of study opportunities and rich cultural offering and other free-time services, Jyväskylä has the makings of a great place to live and work.
Aim of the project
The basis for the project is the need to increase workshops and possibilities for rehabilitation for young people. The aim is to prevent increasing problems, to provide strong support in transitional phases and to increase alternative waysto study and find a place in the society.
Circwaste - towards circular economy in Finland
CIRCWASTE is a seven-year LIFE IP project that promotes efficient use of material flows, waste prevention and new waste and resource management concepts. All actions contribute to implementing the national waste management plan and directing Finland towards a circular economy.
City of Jyväskylä’s development platforms
Kangas is a new, ecological district near Jyväskylä city centre. The old paper mill area will turn to a home to 5 000 inhabitants and 2 100 new jobs. A number of businesses and residents have already moved into the area.
Hippos2020 - A sports and wellness centre, Finland's largest hub for sports, exercise and professional athletics. Of the EUR 220-250 million investment, nearly 90% is covered by private investors.
Principles for processing personal data
The City of Jyväskylä only collects personal data for certain legal purposes. Customers have the right to know how and for what purpose their personal data is processed.
What personal data does the City of Jyväskylä collect?
Identifying data (name and personal identity code) is needed to identify the recipient of a service, an invoice or a communication. In some services, also other identifying data may be need, such as the property identifier or the car registration number.
Culture for everyone!
No one to go with? Do you need a companion for a museum visit or concert?
The Green Loop is a chain of green spaces and lush cultural environments around the city centre of Jyväskylä. On the Green Loop, you can enjoy all the benefits of green. You can exercise, refresh yourself and have a good time.
Green Loop is a new type of central park and outside livingroom. It consists of nearly 200 hectares of green areas and lush cultural environments around Jyväskylä city centre.
The Green Loop can be regarded as a local recreational area for around 20,000 residents. That is around one in every six Jyväskylä residents.