The event organiser bears the main responsibility for organising waste management at and cleaning up the venue after the event.
A dedicated waste management plan is required in the case of large events, particularly if food and drinks are served at the event. The plan may also be required in other conditions, or authorities may explicitly request it. The event organiser must have the plan approved by the City of Tampere Environmental Protection Unit at least 30 days before the event begins.
Every event produces waste, which is why we recommend drafting a waste management plan even if the nature of the event does not require its approval. We advise the event organiser to write an internal memo on the kind of waste that will be produced at the event, how to reduce the amount of waste produced and how the disposal of the waste produced is arranged.
Among other things, the waste management plan must include the following information:
Waste management at an event is subject to municipal waste management regulations. If the amount of waste produced at the event exceeds 50kg, we recommend separating at least cardboard and organic waste. If the amount of waste that can be burned for energy exceeds 50kg, it is a good idea to separate it as well.
The Finnish Waste Act lays down the order of priority of waste management. First priority is given to minimising the amount of waste generated, and second priority to re-using or recycling or otherwise recovering any waste that is generated. If re-using, recycling or recovering is not possible, the event organiser must arrange for the disposal of the waste generated at the event.
For further information and assistance in filling out any forms in Finnish, please contact the Visit Tampere Event Services team.