The types of waste collected separately on properties and the organisation of waste management are regulated in the waste management regulations(external link). In addition, the regulations contain information about the requirements for collection equipment, waste collection points and waste transport and collection.  

The waste management regulations apply to all Espoo residents and holiday residents as well as other operators covered by waste management organised by the Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY). The waste management regulations apply to business operators to the extent necessary to prevent hazards and harm arising from waste and its management.  

The waste collection points of properties are also regulated in the Building Code(external link) (in Finnish), e.g. waste collection point size and distances.