#wasteinprogress: 12 international success stories in cities with models that enable them to achieve a selective collection rate of almost 60%

#wasteinprogress is an international municipal waste management forum that showcases successful examples of waste collection. It is a space for in-depth analysis and discussion of the model used to provide the service, its implementation and monitoring, social acceptance and environmental, social and economic results, all in accordance with the type of municipality in question. The event will also see the presentation of enterprise innovation that has contributed to achieving the results and meeting objectives.

Moreover, in order to achieve the necessary changes in model, it is vital to have the presence of specialised companies who can work hand-in-hand with the public authorities in this process. Companies that can provide technical advisory services, new technologies, collection services, communication and education are vital in terms of ensuring the success of new models. These companies will play a very important role at #wasteinprogress.

#wasteinprogress: International success stories in cities with models that achieve a selective collection rate of almost 60%.

The following case studies of successful collection models in cities all over the world with recycling rates of almost 60% will be presented at #wasteinprogress:


LARGE CITIES: More than one million inhabitants
Seoul: 10 M inhab. | SOUTH KOREA
Seoul – 10 M inhab. | SOUTH KOREA

A great metropolis that penalizes food waste
South Korea’s capital city has implemented an organic fraction pay-as-you-throw system to reduce food waste.
Separate collection: 62 %

Munich – 1,4 M inhab. | GERMANY
Pay-as-you-throw and mixed-model system
Bavaria’s capital city has a residual waste pay-as-you-throw system and combines door-to-door collection with waste bin collection.
Separate collection: 51 %
Milan – 1,3 M inhab. | ITALY

The first large city with no waste bins on the street
This Italian city with 1.5 million inhabitants collects five fractions of waste, door-to-door, in only two days per week.
Separate collection: 54 %

Adelaide – 1,2 M inhab. | AUSTRALIA

A model in which management is at the service of communication
The Australian city combines the waste disposal colour coding following management logic: red for residuals, orange for recyclables and green for organic waste. It is a “traffic light” coding that allows for straightaway understanding by citizens.
Separate collection: 70 %

MEDIUM CITIES: From 200,000 to one million inhabitants
Tallinn: 400.000 inhab. | Estonia
San Francisco – 830.000 inhab. | USA

A simple and effective model
The Californian city of San Francisco has simplified waste collection into three fractions: organic waste, residuals and recyclables. This model allows for easier understanding by citizens and optimizes the waste collection service.
Separate collection: 80 %

Antwerp – 515.000 inhab. | BELGIUM

Pioneering implementation of intelligent underground containerss
The sustainable-par-excellence Belgian city is implementing a pay-as-you-throw collection model with intelligent underground bins for residuals and packaging.
Separate collection: 54 %

Tallinn – 400.000 inhab. | Estonia

A European capital with a pay-as-you-throw system for organic and residual waste
The system combines paper and cardboard, residual, and organic waste collection in communal waste bins located in the street, with door-to-door multimaterial collection of glass, plastic and metal.
Separate collection: 53%

Cardiff – 340.000 inhab. | UNITED KINGDOM

UK?s Core City with the best separate collection results
Door-to-door waste collection of all fractions, with the incorporation of ?dry recyclables??glass, packaging, and paper and cardboard?which optimises the service, facilitates separation at source and allows for easier understanding by citizens.
Separate collection: 59%

Ljubljana – 265.000 inhab. | Slovenia

The European capital with the best separate collection results
European Green Capital 2016. In the historic centre, waste is collected through electronic access-controlled underground bins and in the rest of the city through four-fraction, door-to-door collection.
Separate collection: 65 %

SMALL CITIES: Less than 200,000 inhabitants
Sanremo: 55.000 hab. | ITALY
Parma – 190.000 inhab. | ITALY

New technologies to identify waste disposals
Door-to-door pay-as-you-throw collection system based on the number of residual waste disposals via chips installed in waste cans and bags.
Separate collection: 73 %

Imola – 70.000 inhab. | Italy

Side load waste bins with access-control
Imola (Northern Italy) is implementing a waste collection model with five side load waste bins, all with access-control except for the glass bin. Residual waste bins have volume limiters.
Separate collection: 79% minimum goal

Sanremo – 55.000 hab. | ITALY

Pioneering experience in a Mediterranean tourist city
Recent implementation of a model that combines bring sites and communal waste bins with door-to-door pay-as-you-throw collection for packaging and residuals.
Separate collection: 65 % minimum goal