Improving bulky waste sorting centres performances in Ile-de-France

Categories: Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, Recycling, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: SYCTOM - Paris metropolitan area's syndicate for the treatment of household waste

Main partners:

  • Private companies operating the bulky waste sorting centres
  • Municipalities members of the SYCTOM

Localisation: Paris metropolitan area (FR)


This initiative presents the different steps that were taken by the SYCTOM to increase the recovery rate of bulky waste over the past 10 years. It will especially focus on the modifications brought to the sorting processes, with the use of pre-sorting centres to remove part of the contamination.

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.