The first tip is to reduce the amount of waste and the second tips is to recycle.
Reduce waste and recycle
Food tastes better from real dishes, therefore avoid disposable dishes.
Reduce the amount of food waste produced at your lodgings and restaurants – when dining at buffets, only take as much food as you can eat.
Buy goods, not just packages. Avoid products that have been overpacked and politely refuse unnecessary plastic bags.
When you leave on a trip, pack your lunch in durable, reusable containers or bags.
Remember the many waste collection points in the Levi region. Take a look at the map and check which Eco-points are located on your trips. Paper, glass and metal can all be put to proper use.
Put waste in the correct waste container. Please do not place any inappropriate containers wherever possible – in restaurants, hotels and cabins. At rest areas on routes, organic waste can be left in composting toilets.
Clean papers and cardboard can be burned in campfires, but do not place other waste in the fires.
Batteries are to be placed in the battery collection boxes in shops, old or excess medical drugs and broken mercury thermometers can be taken to pharmacies.
TIP: In Finland, when you return empty bottles and cans back to shops, you get back a deposit included in their price. You can also leave bottles at collection points within the cabin areas and support local youth activities.
Reduce the amount of mixed waste arriving at the waste stations by recycling!
Separate small metals, glass and paper. If your accommodation location does not have separate containers for different type of waste, you can take the waste to local Eco-points.
The Eco-points are located at Levi Front slopes, Visit Levi, Nuottirakka, S-Market, Lämpötie and Poronportti.
Front slope, Hissitie: glass, metal, paper and mixed waste
Visit Levi, Myllyjoentie 2: glass, metal, paper and mixed waste
Nuottirakka, Nuottitie: glass, metal, paper and mixed waste
S-Market Levi, Leviraitti 18: plastic, cardboard (at the back parking lot)
Lämpötie: glass, metal, paper and mixed waste
ST1 Poronportti/Petrol Station, Tunturitie 2: glass, metal, paper and mixed waste
The Eco-points of Kittilä village area at Kittilä Neste, Pakatintie junction, Ansatie parking area and Nilitie, opposite the Levi-Institute.
Take the following wastes to the Eco-points
SMALL METALS: clean food tins, foils, aluminium papers and pans, metal caps, beverage tins, candleholder foils, small metal containers (pots, frying pans, baking sheets), discarded small tools, completely empty paint tins (remember to remove the lid from the tin)
GLASS: Glass bottles and jars (rinse and remove the lids)
PAPER: All paper that comes through the post: newspapers, magazines, advertisements, brochures, envelopes and copy paper
CARDBOARD should be taken to the separate cardboard container at Levi S-Market.
PLASTIC should be taken to the separate plastic container at Levi S-Market.
Our tips for your responsible holiday
Taking care of the environment is a natural part of everything we do and we carry our own responsibility of the wellbeing of our fell.
You have just arrived at a comfortable hotel room or a pleasant cottage. Get into the holiday mood and easily save energy and water!
How about getting some physical exercise and seeing local sights and other places of interest at the same time?