Collection on demand of bulky waste in Lisbon

Categories: Construction Material, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Plastic, EEE, Recycling, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: Municipality of Lisbon

Localisation: Lisbon (PT)


Bulky waste collection in Lisbon is made on citizens’ request, through a call service (by e-mail, website or in person), after an appointment with the municipal services.

Household pay-by-weight charging system in Ireland

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Paper, Economic, Metal, Glass, Plastic, Recycling, EEE

Organisation: Irish Department of Environment, Community & Local Government

Main partners:

  • Three Waste Regions within Ireland
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Local authorities
  • Private waste collectors

Localisation: Ireland (IE)


A significant number of household collectors, both within this Region and nationally, have implemented a pay-per-weight charging system in order to comply with the pay-by-weight charging system required in their waste collection permit since 2005.

Separately collected WEEE in Sofia

Categories: Economic, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Recycling, EEE

Organisation: Municipality of Sofia

Main partners:

  • Eltechresource, WEEE recovery organisation
  • Ecobultech, WEEE recovery organisation

Localisation: Sofia (BG)


In 2009, Sofia Municipality has started a system for WEEE separate collection of, with the assistance of the recovery organisation "Eltechresource". In April 2011, a contract with another recovery organisation "Ecobultech" has been signed for service on 2 of the 24 regions of Sofia Municipality. Both organisations are obliged to establish systems for separate collection on request in the regions of Sofia Municipality where they operate.

Waste awareness campaigns for children in Tallinn

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Paper, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, EEE

Organisation: Municipality of Tallinn

Main partners:

  • Kindergartens and schools in the City of Tallinn and Harju County
  • MTÜ Eesti Taaskasutusorganisatsioon (EPRO)
  • Estonian PackCycling (EPC)/Eesti Pakendiringlus
  • Kesto OÜ
  • Estonian foundation Environmental Investment Centre

Localisation: Estonia (EE)


Waste Wolf (in Estonian Prügihunt) is the City of Tallinn’s waste awareness campaign, which was organized since 2003. The waste awareness mascot also bears the same name. The goal of the campaign is to make the behaviour of the residents of Tallinn more environmentally friendly. Public events, competitions, information seminars and public surveys are carried out within the framework of the waste awareness campaign, and excursions to landfills and waste stations are organized.