Sustainable lifestyle solutions
Helsinki Metropolitan Area Reuse Centre, Kierrätyskeskus, provides an alternative to single-use culture. At our stores you will find unique, usable second hand items and learn about environmentally-friendly consumer choices.
Kierrätyskeskus is a non-profit organisation working towards a better community. We stand with you enabling sustainable lifestyle and preserving natural resources. We have several stores in the metropolitan area: in Vantaa, Espoo and Helsinki. Our stores offer useful second hand items at reasonable prices, as well as information about sustainable consumption.
Everything we sell is donated by the public or various companies. Everyone are welcome to donate, as long as the items given are fit for reuse. Donating to us is easy! You can either drop your items off to one of our stores or ask us to come collect them from your home. Our stores then sell your donation onwards or give it our for free. All possible profit is used to better our services, instead of handing it out to shareholders.
Kierrätyskeskus aspires to benefit the community by increasing environmental awareness among people, companies and organisations around the Helsinki metropolitan area. To succeed in this we provide environmental education and consulting services to 40,000 children, adolescents, adults and educators each year. Kierrätyskeskus also organises environmental awareness events and provides educational materials.
Kierrätyskeskus is a social enterprise: many of our employees have previously been long-term unemployed. We offer work for people in different life situations: for disabled people, the long-term unemployed, students of Finnish language, on-the-job trainees and people performing community service.