AERESS Spanish Reuse Association

Categories: Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: Association Espanola de Recuperadores de Economia Social y Solidaria (AERESS)

Localisation: Basque Country, Spain


The Spanish Reuse Association AERESS is specialized in waste management and more specifically the collection of paper /cardboard, textiles, furniture and WEEE as well as bio waste.

Door to door information campaign in Elefsina

Categories: Paper, Metal, Glass, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, EEE, Recycling, Other bulky items

Organisation: Ecological Recycling Society

Main partners:

  • Municipality of Elefsina

Localisation: Elefsina (EL)


Ecological Recycling Society (ERS) implemented a door-to-door information campaign in Elefsina municipality in order to increase recycling rates. The campaign was implemented by visiting the households individually to provide all the available information regarding the recycling facilities of the municipality.

Hazardous waste collection in Sofia

Categories: Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Recycling, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Municipality of Sofia

Main partners:

  • BalBok Engineering

Localisation: Sofia (BG)


In 2012 Sofia Municipality launched a system for separate collection of hazardous household waste. The system includes door-to-door collection by request or in mobile collection points, providing transportation and packaging for safe transport, subsequent treatment and disposal.

Civic Amenity Sites in Odense

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

Organisation: Odense Waste Management Company

Main partners:

  • Odense municipality

Localisation: Odense (DK)


Odense operates eight civic amenity sites, i.e. approximately 24,000 inhabitants per site. All sites have approximately 30 containers for different material fractions. There is access control (national medical health card) to register visits. All sites are manned (two employees per site). The opening hours are generally from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. all weekdays (also holidays).