According to the Finnish Waste Act and municipal waste management regulations, municipal waste had to be transported to a municipal waste management company. A waste transportation company, operating nationwide, had been transporting waste past the municipal waste company for years, whereupon the company didn’t receive payments for waste management. The court’s ruling in this case was the first of its kind.
The district court approved the waste management company’s claim for damages of 423 000 euros in its entirety and obligated the waste transportation company to pay the claimed amount, plus penalty interests.
At HPP, the proceedings were handled by senior associate Johan Pråhl, associate Miikka Rantanen and partners Pekka Puhakka and Jouni Alanen.