The whole city's Cleanliness volunteer work in Tampere Sat 6 May 2023 from 10 am to 2 pm


The whole city's Cleanliness volunteer work in Tampere Sat 6 May 2023 from 10 am to 2 pm


In the city’s Cleanliness volunteer work, garbage thrown by people is collected from bike paths and streets, parks and other public places.

A good deed – a better mood – a comfortable and safe environment!

Assemble a small or larger cleaning team yourself and follow the instructions or join a cleaning group.

How do I organize Cleanliness volunteer work jobs?

1. Define the area to be cleaned.
2. Define the person responsible for the tasks.
3. Define the meeting place for the residents of Talkoo and the locations of the waste bins. Note! Waste bins can be placed in a few different places in the talko area, so that the carrying distances do not become too long.
4. Fill out the application form carefully. Registration starts on Wed 22.3. And ends on Wed 19.4.

The person responsible for the works

  • Takes care of forge exposure
  • Responsible for promoting the works in their own area
  • It is at the meeting place at the agreed time so that the workers can find a place to talk
  • Event can start Sat 6.5. At a time convenient for the people of Event and end at 2:00 p.m. at the latest.
  • Familiarize yourself with the cleaning instructions below and instruct the cleaning staff on what and how to clean
  • Distributes waste bags to the residents of works and fills out a short feedback form afterwards

Ideas for events

We have collected here a few tips from previous years’ events on how to make the event a communal, functional and pleasant.

  • Residents’ committee/association/Kylpylä/Omakotiyhdistys/other cooperative offers talkoo coffee, buns, doughnuts, mason jars, etc.
  • The event grill sausages have been requested and received as a donation from the local grocer at the end of the event.
  • The plastic bags in shops are good collection bags, in some places they have been donated to the people of event by a local shopkeeper
  • At the same time, for example, the parents’ association could organize a flea market or some other event.
  • Let’s challenge another association or community to join the cleaning crews!

Cleaning places and cleaning areas - Come join the cleaning!

If you feel like joining the talkies, you can look at the attached map for a suitable talkie place and join the group. You can also find the meeting place on the map. Feel free to join!

Work instructions

The whole city’s Cleanliness volunteer work in Tampere Sat 6 May 2023 from 10 am to 2 pm

Pirkanmaan Jätehuolto

  • Delivers 1-2 pieces of 600-liter garbage containers with waste bag rolls inside to the pre-arranged location. The rolls can be easily removed from the clean waste container by tilting the waste container on its side.
  • Collect the garbage cans + possibly the garbage bags next to them and larger garbage found in nature (e.g. car tires, bicycles, batteries) to the right address immediately after the work.

The contact person of the talkooporukka gives out waste bags and guides the talkoos to the job as soon as the talkoos start.

Collection of garbage cans starts on Saturday at 14:00 at the end of the cleaning time, when the collected garbage must be with the waste department.

Let’s take care of safety!

What should the participant remember?

In the cleaning stations, garbage thrown by people is collected only from the public areas of the city, such as for example on the sides of bike paths and streets, parks and other public places.

  • It is NOT intended to collect sand in the cleaning racks, because the place for sand is not among mixed waste. Sandblasting sand is removed mechanically from public areas.
  • Normal garbage is collected
    • Take home a smaller garbage bag or
    • From a large garbage bag to a smaller garbage bag you made by rolling
    • It’s not a good idea to fill the garbage bag completely, so that you can carry it better and the bag can be closed better if it doesn’t fit in the garbage container.
    • If the waste container is full, you can put a full garbage bag closed next to the waste container.
    • You can empty e.g. garbage from bags every now and then, because garbage should not be bagged in garbage containers.
  • Larger garbage found in public areas (e.g. bicycles, batteries, car tires, scrap metal…) is placed next to the waste container.
    • Hazardous waste (batteries, paints, fluorescent tubes, etc.) do not belong in waste bags or in dustbins!

If you find any larger waste in the public areas (e.g. refrigerator, washing machine, sofa, etc.), report it to: if.erepmat@erepmatulejusnotsirapmy

We offer large garbage bags, if you wish, take a small garbage bag with you from home.

Remember to wear your own gloves and take care of work safety.

Bring a brisk and positive mind!

Cleanliness volunteer work

Do you want to know more about the whole city’s clean-up work or possibly organize your own clean-up works in your area at some other time? Our environmental advisor Tiina helps in all matters related to cleaning desks.


Tiina Kuusipalo

Realized events

Event of 2022

In 2022, Tampere was cleaned in 41 areas, by around 500 people! A total of approximately 4.2 tons of garbage was collected! Tampereen Infra, Ekokumppanit, the City of Tampere and Pirkanmaa Jatehuolto would like to thank everyone who participated in the Whole City Cleanup Walks on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Event of 2021

In 2021, Tampere was cleaned in a record 53 areas. Ekokumppanit, the city of Tampere and Pirkanmaa Jätehuolto thank everyone who participated in the whole city’s clean-up workshops on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

Event of 2019

In 2019, Tampere was cleaned in 41 areas. Ekokumppanit, the city of Tampere and Pirkanmaa Jatehuolto thank everyone for cleaning up the city on Sat 5.5. participants. See the photo gallery 2017 of ten cleaning places!

In cooperation