New life for old household appliances
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 www.kierratys.info. Some stores selling electric and electronic appliances receive used appliances.