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Otaniemi Recycling Center

The Otaniemi recycling center is located in the basement of Servin Maijan tie 6 D. The center's opening hours are available in calendar form.

The recycling center mainly accepts

  • furniture
  • kitchenware
  • linen (curtains, sheets etc. but no clothes)
  • small amounts of good books and dvds
  • working bicycles (may have small malfunctions that are easy to repair)
  • items that can still be reused by someone (microwave ovens, stereos - not broken electronics)

For recycling other useful items see NearestRecyclingFacilities.


Current events!

2014-12-15: Opening hours around Christmas and New Year: Send email to kierratyskeskus (at) list.ayy.fi and we'll see what we can do. At the moment this year's last opening time is exceptionally in the morning, on Friday 19.12. at 8.30-9.00. See calendar.

2014-10-27: A couple of Recycling Center trolleys are missing again. They look somewhat similar to these and should have the text "Recycling Center, return to SMT6D" or some parts of it visible. If you see them somewhere in Otaniemi, please return them to Servin Maijan tie 6 D, or let us know.

Campus and Facility Services (KaTi) is organising a furniture and household goods recycling day for Aalto students on Tuesday 14 October, for example desks, shelves, cupboards, chairs... available. More info

2014-10-06: No regular opening hours at the moment. We are open about once a week, and the opening hours will be updated to the calendar as soon as they are known. So if you don't see any future opening hours in the calendar, please check again later.

2013-02-23: For urgent/emergency opening of center If you need to take something from the recycling center at times not mentioned in the calender, you can call at XXXXXXXX. You can possibly get it opened immediately or get an appointment for opening in the same day.

2012-10-23: About pests: AYY has given guidelines to AYY's residents about pests (bedbugs, beetles etc.). If you have had pests in your apartment, please do not bring to the recycling center anything that could spread them around.

2012-09-12: Survival Kits are now available, see more information
2012-09-04: Recycling center is operating. You can find the open hours from the calendar.

2012-09-04: The Recycling center trolley is still missing again. If you see it, please return it to SMT 6 D or let us know where to find it.


fri 2011-12-02: Recycling sauna @ Ossinlinna (address Otakaari 18), all interested in recycling and reuse welcome!


#: You can look for more furniture, for example beds at Nihtisilta Reuse center. Journey planner will help you get there by bus, and Google maps may help find directions with your mobile phone.


wed 2011-03-30: Police auction in Vantaa at Kielotie 21 from 12 to 15

sat 2010-10-02: Police auction in Espoo at Nihtisillankuja 4 from 9 to 12

fri 2011-01-14: Police auction in Helsinki at Helsinginkatu 1 from 9 to 12

tue 2011-10-04: AUS van in recycling center use.

wed 2011-03-02: Recycling sauna @ Jmt 3 A from 17-, all interested in recycling and reuse welcome!
tue 2011-02-14: VanAndCarRentalNearYou the recycling center trolley is missing. If you've seen it, please contact us or return it to the recycling center at smt 6 D. Pictures from Otasuunnistus This line doesn't show, handy if you need to hide repeating announcements

More volunteers?


Contact info

If you feel that the center is not open often enough and you feel that you have some spare time, contact us! More keys for the center can be arranged, as well as suitable reception times for your schedule. Our email is kierratyskeskus (at) list.ayy.fi. All other questions can also be asked via email.

These pages also have a working english address. Check out our Facebook-page and the OUBS video about the recycling center (in Finnish).

The recycling center operates in AUS's premises and is currently run by the following student organisations:

..and in co-operation with AUS Otaniemi village senate and OtaHOAS tenant committee.

According to the (wikipedia) definitions of recycling and reuse, the center should actually be called The Reuse center, since we are not breaking things apart but using them again for the same purpose. This inconsistency comes probably from the fact that the Finnish term "kierrätys" is often used for both recycling and reuse.

Otaniemi recycling center WIKI

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