• SEATTLE USA
  • LEIPZIG GERMANY
  • BERN SWITZERLAND
  • STYRIA AUSTRIA
  • VENETO ITALY
  • TWENTE MILIEU THE NETHERLANDS
  • LE GRAND BESANÇON France
  • AES - BORD NA MÓNA IRELAND

SEATTLE

USA

57%
SEPARATE COLLECTION RATE

724,745 INHABITANTS
Household kerbside collection with PAYT system based on residual and organic waste volumes and frequencies. It is normally amongst the North American cities with higher recycling rates, and is the only one city in North America with a compulsory organic waste collection not only for residential urbanisations but also flats.

Hans Van Dusen

Solid Waste Contracts and Operations Manager
Seattle Public Utilities


LEIPZIG

GERMANY

60%
SEPARATE COLLECTION RATE

With 571,000 inhabitants this city holds the broadest experience with variable tariffs for waste collection within the State of Saxonia
Over 15 years? experience with PAYT systems and with one of the best results in the country in terms of quality and quantity of organic waste collection. Fortnightly door to door organic waste collections and monthly residual waste collection, where users are charged based on a bin-volume basis, with the possibility of increasing frequency collections provided that an extra payment is made. A reference model that has brought Germany?s recycling rates to the highest levels in Europe.

Maria Horn
& Enrico Frenkel

Specialist technical assistance on waste management / Head of Law and Services
City of Liepzig


BERN

SWITZERLAND

53%
SEPARATE COLLECTION RATE

Capital of Switzerland, 127,000 inhabitants
Berna's waste collection model represents the best model within the country, with a well-known waste collection model based on the coexistence of a door to door collection service with a bin bag tax for residuals waste, paper and cardboard, and a waste container collection system for the other waste fractions. With decades of experience and leading results in Europe. However, with the aim of improving, two pilot projects are currently being implemented where bags are used for all waste fractions. Both model will be presented on the presentation.

Cornelia Kissling

Director of Engineering and Development at the Department of Waste Management
City of Bern


STYRIA

AUSTRIA

72%
SEPARATE COLLECTION RATE

Experience in management in a setting with 1,235,582 inhabitants, including the capital of Graz
Access control waste containers with weighing system for residual household waste since 1993. This year also an organic waste collection service was implemented. This Austrian region?s model, with Graz as main city, is a point of reference in the use of identification and weighing systems for household residual waste collection for the calculation of variable waste taxes. This is, without doubt, a reference model within the country in regards to the achieved results in recycling rates.

Dr. Christian Schreyer

Director of Dachverband der Steirischen Abfallwirtschaftsverbände, umbrella organization of all waste-management-associations of Styria
Dachverband der Steirischen Abfallwirtschaftsverbände


VENETO

ITALY

85%
SEPARATE COLLECTION RATE

Management of 554,000 inhabitants including 90,000 from Treviso
RFID Technology for the bin lift register of bins read during door to door collection service for residual waste, and bin bags with RFiD tags for registering and charging purposes for the use of storage areas with communal bins. In terms of recycling results and quality of the material collected, this model is without doubt a point of reference not only within the country but also in Europe. They've achieved a waste generation rate lower than or equal to 50 kg/inhab/year, partly due to the variable cost component of the tax that penalises the generation of residual waste. The following main objective is to achieve a 96,7% recycling rate by 2022.

Paolo Contò

Mangaing director of waste management department
Bacino Priula Consortium


TWENTE MILIEU

THE NETHERLANDS

70%
SEPARATE COLLECTION RATE

450,000 inhabitants
Waste collection with communal bins, of which residual and organic bins are fitted with identification and access control systems for monitoring the user's activity. This is the selected collection system for high-density areas in the cities of Enschede, Almelo and Engelo. This model coexists with a door to door collection service in municipalities of lower population density. A PAYT system applies on both of the former models and is calculated based on the usage and frequency of residual and organic waste.

Bas Assink

Program Manager Strategy & Innovation
Twente Milieu


LE GRAND BESANÇON

France

68%
SEPARATE COLLECTION RATE

192,042 inhabitants, of which 116,914 are based in the capital, Besançon
70 municipalities centrally managed through a door to door collection system, the predominant system within the country. 80% of the population in the capital lives in blocks of flats. In 1999, a PAYT systems was implemented in the capital, and later in 2006 in the remaining metropolitan region. The tax calculation is based on waste volume, number of bins, bin lifts and weight. They are pioneers of this model within a country where organic waste collection hasn´t been implemented yet in a generic manner, and for this reason also a community composting project had to be launched in urban areas.

Marie-Laure Journet Bisiaux

Director of the waste management department at the metropolitan region of Besançon
Communauté d'Agglomération du Grand Besançon


AES - BORD NA MÓNA

IRELAND

55%
SEPARATE COLLECTION RATE

Over 100,000 households and 4,000 commercial activities
Irish legislation made compulsory the implementation of PAYT systems all across the country. The originality of the Irish model lies in the fact that waste collection is managed by contractors and direct payments between individuals and specialised private companies. AES is one of the leading companies in the country offering a wide range of tariffs or charging methods for waste collection services that reward those who produce less residual waste. Competitiveness between waste collection companies has triggered an evolution and diversification of waste tax typologies.

John MacNamara

Head of Regulatory Affairs
AES Bord na Móna




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