Terra à Terra project on home composting

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education

Organisation: LIPOR - Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto

Localisation: Greater Porto (Portugal)


In 2007, LIPOR (Porto inter-municipality) set up “Terra à Terra – Home Composting Project” that aims to promote organic waste reduction at households, schools, institutions and companies of Lipor’s Municipalities.

Small scale in vessel composting

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention

Organisation: Sweden

Localisation: Sweden


Since 2005 it is prohibited in Sweden to deposit bio waste at landfills. The separate collection and treatment target is 35% of the municipal bio waste by 2010, including home composting.

On-site composting in Royal Parks of London

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Recycling

Organisation: The Royal Parks

Localisation: London (UK)


Since 2002 as part of ISO 14001 registration ‘The Royal Parks’ (Central London) has formally carried out the composting of green waste in the Central Royal Parks (Hyde, St James’s and The Green Parks and Kensington Gardens). The project aimed to demonstrate the sustainable use of green waste arising and to recycle a target of 100% of uncontaminated green waste by the end of 2005, including expired perennial and bedding planting.

Door-to-door selective collection in Lisbon

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Paper, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Plastic, Recycling

Organisation: Municipality of Lisbon

Localisation: Lisbon (PT)


In 2003, the door-to-door selective collection of waste fractions was implemented in households, in substitution of the existing multimaterial bring bank system.