Alelyckan Reuse Park

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

Organisation: Gothenburg municipality

Main partners:

Local thrift shops (1 of them being owned by the municipality)

Localisation: Gothenburg /Sweden

Summary

Combining civic amenity sites with reuse is one of the possibilities to increase the collected quantities for re-use. This has been done for many years in the Alelyckan Reuse Park in Gothenburg (Sweden), where inhabitants are invited to donate the products they bring before disposing of them in the different recycling containers. The originality of this reuse park is to include a thrift shop, a workshop for renovating furniture and bicycles, and a store for used building materials like windows, closets, tiles, etc. in addition to a traditional civic amenity site. About 5% of the brought items are reused.

Mobile waste collection points in Mallorca

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Metal, Glass, Plastic, Recycling, Land use

Organisation: Palma City Council

Main partners:

Localisation: Palma de Mallorca/Balearic Islands/Spain

Summary

This practice was developed as an alternative to conventional waste bins in those areas where there is not enough space to place them and where these must be well-integrated due to the environment where they are located. The municipality of Palma implemented mobile collection points, a system thanks to which the bins can be removed from the street after the collection hours and put back in place on a daily basis.

Mobile waste collection points in Ibiza

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Paper, Metal, Glass, Plastic, Recycling, EEE, Wood, Land use, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Island Council of Ibiza

Main partners:

Ca Na Negreta, S.A.

Localisation: Ibiza/Balearic Islands/Spain

Summary

Mobile waste collection points were implemented in Ibiza with the purpose to combine an efficient selective collection system with a low visual and spatial impact of waste management in the urban heritage area. The Mobile Clean Points are waste collection vehicles adapted to be used by citizens, collecting different types of waste in various locations on the island.

Underground containers in Florence

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Legal, Paper, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Plastic, Recycling, Land use

Organisation: City of Florence

Main partners:

Localisation: Florence/Tuscany/Italy

Summary

The City of Florence implemented an underground waste collection system in the historical city centre to reduce the aesthetic impact of waste and boost selective collection. This was done in combination with an archaeological surveillance procedure which allowed the valorisation of eventual archaeological findings made during the digging phase, enriching the historical knowledge of the city.