SER-tuottajayhteisö ry SERTY

Pasilanraitio 9 B (7th floor)
00240 Helsinki

+358 9 4282 7770 (call center)

Register of associations number 180.805

Business ID 1611784-4


Arto Puumalainen
Managing Director
+358 50 438 2635
arto.puumalainen [at]


Ilona Kytö
+358 50 494 3684
ilona.kyto [at]

New life for old household appliances

SER-tuottajayhteisö ry

The association of electric and electronic equipment manufacturers and importers.

The operations of SERTY and the national recycling of household appliances are based on Finnish legislation: according to the Government Decree on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Valtioneuvoston asetus sähkö- ja elektroniikkalaiteromusta), no. 852 of 2004, the importers and manufacturers of household appliances are responsible for their waste management. More information at the Ministry of the Environment: producer responsibility and definition of a producer.

Consumers may return old household appliances at the designated collection points without charge. You can check the nearest collection point in Finland by consulting Some stores selling electric and electronic appliances receive used appliances.


15.07.2014   The new law and Government Decree take effect

An amendment to the new Waste Act and Government Decree on the producer responsibility for electric and electronic equipment as well as batteries and accumulators shall take effect on 15 July 2014.

14.01.2014   Members of SERTY: WEEE fees will be based on weight

SERTY’s recycling fee system for electric and electronic equipment is to be revised completely as of 1 April 2014.

20.08.2013   The 4H organisation to join the WEEE recycling effort

This autumn, the national 4H organisation is beginning to collect discarded household appliances in co-operation with producer associations for electrical and electronic equipment.

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