Territory type: City
Population: 120000
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Organisation/Company: Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Type of organisation: Public authority
Link to website: https://www.savonia.fi/
Kuopio is an Eastern Finnish city in the middle of the most beautiful Lake Finland. The area of the city of Kuopio has about 120,000 inhabitants and the area of North Savo has about 250,000 inhabitants. Jätekukko Ltd is responsible for regional waste management, which collects both mixed waste and biowaste. Mixed waste is used for heat production, separately collected biowaste goes to biogas production for Gasum Oy. Jätekukko Ldt’s operations began in 2001, separate collection of Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW) has been in operation since 2003. Today, almost all collected waste fractions end up either in energy production, biogas production or are recycled for reuse.
Are there any incentives for citizens to participate in biowaste collection and/or prevention
Quantity of household water use supply per capita per year
>100 m3/capita
Total OFMSW produced per capita
99-80 kg/capita
Recycle / re-use rate of sludge
Share of recycled biowaste
Innovative bioproducts generated from organic materials
Share of households serviced by biowaste collection
Share of biowaste separately collected
% of improper materials materials in selectively collected biowaste