On-site composting in Royal Parks of London

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Recycling

Organisation: The Royal Parks

Localisation: London (UK)

Summary

Since 2002 as part of ISO 14001 registration ‘The Royal Parks’ (Central London) has formally carried out the composting of green waste in the Central Royal Parks (Hyde, St James’s and The Green Parks and Kensington Gardens). The project aimed to demonstrate the sustainable use of green waste arising and to recycle a target of 100% of uncontaminated green waste by the end of 2005, including expired perennial and bedding planting.

Underground containers for selective collection in Ile-de-France

Categories: Paper, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, 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)

Summary

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.

Mobile civic amenity sites in Ile-de-France

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

Organisation: SYELOM – Hauts-de-Seine Syndicate for the treatment of household waste

Main partners:

  • SITA
  • Municipalities and local authorities

Localisation: Haut-de-Seine (FR)

Summary

This initiative focuses on the implementation of a network of mobile civic amenity sites for the municipalities wishing to offer this service to their population.

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

Categories: Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, 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)

Summary

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.