Door-to-door separate collection (D2D)

Project information

Index: 1294R4
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Waste management
Location ESPAÑA ESTE Cataluña Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2000

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
Financial resources:
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

Francesc Giró

Agència de Residus de Catalunya

Annex completed on: 09-30-2014

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