In Turku, the property owner is responsible for arranging the transportation of waste. Each property owner must make an agreement with a waste transportation company. In the case of apartment buildings, terraced houses and other types of corporate housing, the housing company usually arranges this transportation. Those living in detached houses must take care of the arrangements for waste transportation themselves.
TVT Asunnot Oy, a real estate company owned by the City of Turku, has over 11 000 apartments throughout Turku. Information about the apartments, application process and contact details can be found on TVT’s website. Information about other rental service agencies can be found on the city’s website.
The environmental protection authorities of the municipality supervise the Waste Management Act and its accompanying local ordinances in the municipality.
Turku Environmental Protection supervises the waste management of companies, institutions and real estates and the cleanliness of their surroundings. Supervision is executed through organized inspections of companies and inspections based on hints from inhabitants of the municipality.