Emmaus Community Reuse Network

Categories: Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Emmaus Community of Ile-de-France

Localisation: Ile de France


The Emmaus Community of Ile-de-France entrust ‘Emmaus Défi’ for the collection of objects (WEEE, furniture, textile, etc.) that they cannot provide in order to prevent waste via a reuse scheme and second hand programme.

Exchange of mercury thermometers by digital thermometers

Categories: Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Other Fractions

Organisation: LIPOR - Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto

Localisation: Portugal


The objectives of this action were to conduct a campaign to exchange mercury thermometers by digital thermometers, sensitize the population for the danger of mercury, allow for a proper referral of such waste, and prevent it from occurring in the urban waste, and thus their transport to landfills or incineration.

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, Technical and Research, Glass, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Communication and Education, 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).