The Waste Management Association JHY promotes knowledge of waste management, proper treatment of waste, and utilization of waste in Finland. It is a general-purpose organization open to all persons and organizations involved in waste management and related matters.
The Association was founded in 1987 by representatives of the State, municipalities, industry, waste management firms and consultants, research and training centers, and citizens’ organisations. The Waste Management Association aims to cooperate extensively with environment authorities and organizations. A national Waste Management Conference is held annually. JHY is a national member of International Solid Waste Association, ISWA.