Recycle and dispose of waste properly

 

Product waste

Waste legislation defines liquid product waste as hazardous waste, which must be taken to special locations such as municipal collection points.

Small amounts of liquid products may be evaporated until dry, by leaving the lid open in a well-ventilated space. Dried waste can be disposed of together with mixed waste.

Cosmetics products past their sell-by date, such as skincare products, are mixed waste, but unused aerosols, i.e. pressurised packaging, must be taken to collection points for hazardous waste.

Powdery product waste can be mixed with water and allowed to set. Set waste can be disposed of together with mixed waste. Larger amounts must be taken to collection points for hazardous waste.

Disposing of them at collection points is free of charge for households.

Packaging waste

Kiilto's plastic packaging is made of polypropene (PP 05), polyethylene (PE-HD2) or polyethylene terephthalate (PET 01). Empty plastic and cardboard packaging and plastic bags can be recycled at RINKI Oy's collection points, or disposed of as energy or mixed waste.

Carefully drained dry metal cans and lids and completely empty metal pressurised packaging, such as aerosol cans (no sloshing can be heard, no spray when used) can be taken to metal recycling points.

Empty paper bags should be disposed of as energy or mixed waste.

For more information on packaging waste and your nearest collection point see: https://rinkiin.fi/for-households/

Cleaning of tools

Tools used with water-based products can be washed with water immediately after use.

Professional or industrial customers

Companies should sign a waste management agreement with a local operator, which will give instructions on the right disposal or recycling method.

Companies in Finland can also use RINKI terminal points for the disposal of packaging, after signing a company-specific agreement with RINKI Oy

For further details see: https://rinkiin.fi/for-firms/sorting-and-collection-of-btob-packaging/

Cleaning and recycling of containers

For customers in the industrial sector, we can deliver our products in mobile containers. The containers must be thoroughly cleaned. See below, for instructions (in Finnish) in PDF format  by product type, or read the instruction labels on the containers.

The Act on the Transport of Dangerous Goods also applies to the return of a container containing hazardous substances. For further information on the safe transportation of dangerous goods, contact our Safety Advisor and Warehouse Manager Pekka Isoranta, pekka.isoranta(at)kiilto.com.