Organised domestic waste transport
Organised waste transport means that waste is collected and transported by a waste transport operator that the City of Tartu has chosen by way of a competition. There are four waste transport areas in Tartu that are operated by three companies.
Waste transport operators have an exclusive right to transport mixed municipal waste, waste paper and cardboard (from buildings with at least five apartments) and biodegradable kitchen and canteen waste (from buildings with at least ten apartments) in their designated area.
Waste transport is obligatory for everyone under the Waste Act.
Waste transport areas and waste transport operators
The City of Tartu comprises four waste transport areas:
Districts in area 1: Tähtvere, Veeriku, Supilinn, Vaksali, Kesklinn and Karlova;
Districts in area 2: Maarjamõisa, Tammelinn, Ränilinn, Variku, Ropka and Ropka industrial district;
Districts in area 3: Annelinn part II and Ihaste;
Districts in area 4: Raadi-Kruusamäe, Ülejõe, Jaamamõisa and Annelinn part I.
Transporters of mixed municipal waste in Tartu as of 1 June 2016:
Area 1: OÜ Ekovir;
Area 2: AS Eesti Keskkonnateenused;
Area 3: AS Ragn-Sells;
Area 4: AS Eesti Keskkonnateenused;
AS Eesti Keskkonnateenused: Tähe 108, telephone 738 6700 or 1919;
AS Ragn-Sells: Sepa 26, tel. 15 155;
OÜ Ekovir: Ropka Road 27, tel. 733 3660.
Suspension of waste transport
Suspension of organised waste transport for a particular period (if the house is temporarily unoccupied or being renovated, etc.) requires the submission of a corresponding application to the Department of City Economy of the Tartu City Government. The maximum suspension time is three years.
You can find the recommended application form here.
The application should be sent to the Department of Communal Services at
Raekoja plats 3, Tartu 51003 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org