Door-to-door separate collection (D2D)
Topic of the practice
Waste management, selective collection, recycling, door-to-door, municipal solid waste (MSW)
Good Practice Information
Door-to-door collection models make it possible to identify waste generators and therefore enable to implement fairer payment systems, such as PAYT (payment for generation, eg: payment per bag or payment per bin).
The first aim of door-to-door collection is awareness creation among the citizens for their individual role and responsibility in waste generation and recycling performance.
Stakeholders: ARC, Ministry, local authorities, Association of Catalonia LA for D2D collection
Initial costs: feasibility studies, communication strategies, provision of buckets
Implementation costs: vary depending urban structure & chosen collection model
Key success factors:
- Continuous communication
- Feasibility study
- Local ordinances
- Monitoring of incidences
Evidence of success
Municipalities with D2D show better performance of separate collection and less impurities when compared to municipalities with different systems.
On a local level, the statistics for municipalities that have implemented D2D document a spectacular increase of the DREC rate within the first 5 years, particularly for biowaste and mixed packaging, 2 waste streams prone to contamination.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Agència de Residus de Catalunya
Annex completed on: 09-30-2014