Underground containers for selective collection in Ile-de-France

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

Organisation: Syndicat Emeraude – Montmorency Valley Syndicate for the treatment of household waste

Main partners:

  • Eco-Emballages – French producer’s responsability organisation for packaging
  • Municipalities

Localisation: Montmorency Valley (FR)


To overcome difficulties linked with high density and vertical housing, the first underground containers in this area were implemented in 2006 as a pilot project. Following the success of the pilot action, there was an increasing demand on the territory.

Paper waste collection in Odense

Categories: Paper, Technical and Research, Recycling

Organisation: Odense Waste Management Company

Main partners:

  • Odense municipality

Localisation: Odense (DK)


Paper waste door-to-door collection has been implemented since 2003 in order to offer an easy way for the citizens to get rid of their paper waste, replacing the traditional collection via bring banks and civic amenity sites.

Door-to-door selective collection in Lisbon

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Paper, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, 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.

Household pay-by-weight charging system in Ireland

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Paper, Metal, Economic, 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.