Healthy and pristine nature is an important operating environment for Taivalkoski, and we want to keep looking after it. This is why Taivalkoski has joined Visit Finland’s Sustainable Travel Finland programme: to promote the sustainability and responsibility of this region and the local businesses. At the same time, we are committed to the following principles:
Accessibility is a part of social responsibility. You can find out more about accessible services directly from the businesses. For example, there is a range of accessible hiking trails in the Syöte and Hossa National Parks.
Accessible hiking trails:
There are general recycling paper collection points behind S-Market, in the courtyard of K-Market Taivaltori, behind the town hall, at the end of the municipal depot (Urheilutie 15), at the parking lot of the B-building of the school centre, at the Jokijärvi School, at the Tyrävaara shop and at the Metsäkylä shop. Suomen Paperinkeräys Oy is in charge of the recycling paper collection.
There are collection points for glass, cardboard/cartons and small metal items behind S-Market and in the courtyard of K-Market Taivaltori.
There is a collection point for plastic packaging behind S-Market.
There is no separate collection available for bio-waste, but we still recommend composting.
Combustible construction waste, scrap metal and non-combustible waste must be taken to the Matovaara waste transfer station (for a fee), from where it will be taken to be reused or to the Kuusamo landfill. Large quantities of construction and demolition waste must be taken directly to the Kuusamo landfill. Hazardous waste, e-waste and compostable bio-waste (garden waste, grass, leaves, EXCLUDING rubbish, branches etc) can be taken free of charge to the Matovaara waste transfer station.
You can find Taivalkoski’s recycling instructions and the locations of the recycling locations here.
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These guidelines are taken from the Guide for Responsible Tourism in Lapland.