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WASTEINPROGRESS 2019
PAYT FOR PROGRESS

NEW ATTENDANCE RECORD

The International Forum on Waste Management #wasteinprogress wrapped up its third edition with 1,300 attendees—up 31% from the year before.

The theme for Wasteinprogress 2019, running March 6-8, was the incorporation of technology and PAYT in separate waste collection. Nine cities and regions from around the globe, with successful models achieving more than 60% separate collection, explained how they have introduced the concept of economic justice to encourage the proper separation of waste.

NUMBERS FROM
LAST YEAR’S EDITION

  • 9 EXPERIENCES IN INNOVATION
  • 7 INNOVATIVE PROJECTS
  • 4 WORKSHOPS
  • 1,300 ATTENDEES
  • 24 SPECIALIST COMPANIES
  • 10,000 COFFEES SERVED

9 EXPERIENCES
IN INNOVATION

PAYT FOR PROGRESS:
9 experiences with PAYT shared by leading international figures

SEATTLE

SEPARATE COLLECTION: 57%
724,745 inhabitants

Kerbside home-collection service with PAYT based on frequency and volume of organic and residual waste.
For years, Seattle has been at the forefront among North American cities in separate collection results. It is the only city with required collection of organic waste not only in residential neighbourhoods with horizontal urbanization, but also in blocks of flats.

LEIPZIG

SEPARATE COLLECTION: 53%
571,000 inhabitants

EThe region with the most experience with variable fees in Saxony.
More than fifteen years of experience with PAYT with some of the best results in weight and quality of collected organic waste in the country. They have a door-to-door organic and residual waste collection model on a weekly or fortnightly basis, charged by the volume requested for each fraction, with added charges if extra services or greater frequency is needed. A benchmark of the model that has given Germany the best results in Europe.

BERN

SEPARATE COLLECTION: 53%
127,000 inhabitants

Decades of experience with leading results in Europe.
Bern is the best example of the well-known collection system in Swiss cities, which combines the use of approved bags, a fee on door-to-door collection of residual waste and paper and cardboard, and, as for the remaining fractions, bin areas placed in scattered locations. With the aim of improving, currently two pilot tests are being carried out using coloured bags for all waste fractions.

STYRIA

SEPARATE COLLECTION: 55%
1,235,582 inhabitants, including those of Graz, the region’s capital.

Bins with access-control and weighing of household residual waste.
This Austrian region, with Graz as the main city, is one of the leaders in identifying and weighing household residual waste, which allows to calculate the use of organic waste bins, as well as the variable tranche of the waste collection fee. It is undoubtedly one of the country's leaders in terms of separate collection results.

VENETO

SEPARATE COLLECTION: 85%
554,000 inhabitants, including 90,000 in Treviso

One of the European leaders in separate-collection results and the low level of inappropriate waste in all fractions.
A model with RFID technology to track emptying at door-to-door residual waste collection. It is also used in bags with built-in chips to track and charge for the use of off-hour bin areas in the capital. One of the European leaders in separate collection results and the level of inappropriate waste in all fractions, as a volume of residual waste equal to or less than 50kg per inhabitant per year has been achieved thanks in part to a variable tranche in the waste collection fee, which penalises the disposal of residual waste.

TWENTE MILIEU

SEPARATE COLLECTION: 70%
450,000 inhabitants

The Dutch leader on waste management.
Bin collection with an ID and access-control system, which enables to track residual and organic waste disposals by users. This is the model chosen for densely populated areas in the cities of Enschede, Almelo and Hengelo, with door-to-door collection for municipalities with no vertical construction. The PAYT is applied in both systems based on the use and the frequency of residual and organic waste collection.

GRAND BESANÇON

SEPARATE COLLECTION: 68%
192,042 inhabitants, 116,914 in Besançon, the capital

70 municipalities managed jointly with the door-to-door collection system.
In Besançon, where 80% of the population lives in blocks of flats, the PAYT system was introduced in 1999. Later, in 2006, it was introduced in the rest of the metropolitan region. The calculation of the fee is based on the volume, the quantity of bins, the number of collections and weight. It is a pioneering experience in a country where separate collection of organic waste is not yet implemented in a generalized way, but they have a powerful community and home composting project unique in an urban setting.

AES - BORD NA MONA

SEPARATE COLLECTION: 55%
More than 100,000 homes and 4,000 businesses

An experience with contracts and direct payment between individuals and private companies.
Irish legislation requires the introduction of PAYT systems throughout the country, but the peculiarity of the Irish model is that the collection is managed through contracts and direct payment between individuals and specialist private companies. AES is one of the main companies in the country and offers a wide range of bin collection price plans that reward those who produce less residual waste. Competitiveness among waste collection companies has led to the evolution of formats and types of fees.

AOSTA VALLEY

SEPARATE COLLECTION: 55%
More than 11 municipalities of the Alps on the border between Italy and Switzerland

An example that confirms that PAYT systems can also be implemented in places with marked seasonality
The Aosta Valley is an example that confirms that it is possible to introduce PAYT in municipalities with high seasonality and extreme climates. In this case, the chosen model consists in the implementation of a variable tranche in the waste collection fee based on the number of uses of access-control bins and a limited volume depending the disposal of residual waste and the number of uses of organic waste bins. These municipalities also provide restricted-access bins for nappies and large-volume home-collection service that is charged per use.

ARC - ECOEMBES - THE CIRCULAR LAB

Innovative experiences implemented in Catalonia and Spain, exhibited side by side

ECOEMBES - THE CIRCULAR LAB
Reciclos: A smart system to motivate citizens and strengthen their commitment to separate collection.
What is The Circular Lab innovation centre and how does it benefit municipal waste management?
Implementation of new technologies in separate collection in the county of Conca de Barberà. Pilot tests in Montblanc and Rocafort de Queralt.
Recycl3r: Building consumer loyalty through connected packaging to improve the separate collection experience.
Improving traceability and results at waste plants through image recognition.
Leanpackagingdesign: How to validate packaging across the value chain before producing them and/or bringing them to market.
AGÈNCIA DE RESIDUS DE CATALUNYA (CATALONIA WASTE AGENCY)
Waste tax policy under the future law on waste and the efficient use of resources
Commercial waste collection in the city of Barcelona (PAYT)
Recyclers are the winners. Pilot test for identifying bin users through cell phones with discounts on the waste collection fee
Individualised approach and economic incentives within the framework of the metropolitan agreement on zero waste
Canet de Mar, 8 years of PAYT in commercial waste collection
Usurbil, door-to-door. PAYT on household, commercial, and industrial waste
PAYT in Riudecanyes. A look at the results a year on from implementation
Pay-as-you-participate in Vilablareix
PAYT in Argentona
From the kitchen to the ground, we know the rates are sound

Tech lab

The latest innovations in waste collection explained by companies carrying them out and applying them on a daily basis.

Company Paper
DORLET Access-control bins as the main tool for PAYT
ITENE-ICLEI PlastiCircle: Rewarding best practices in smart-bin recycling programmes
ID·WASTE RFID technology as a tool to implement PAYT on household and commercial waste
I&S PAYT: software and technologies to implement an Industry 4.0 process
AMCS AMCS platform: a truly comprehensive solution for PAYT
SARTORI AMBIENTE RFID and DATA PROTECTION to implement PAYT safely
MOBA SWOT analysis of ICT’s in the PAYT system

APPLICABLE SOLUTIONS

Workshops to deal in depth with specific issues to come up with proposals and applicable solutions

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Themes
Tech and door-to-door.
How to get collection services to incorporate technology
Access-control technology on bins.
What works?
PAYT to improve results.
Is it needed or are controls enough?
Data protection
When identifying users and implementing PAYT

PAST
FORUMS

WASTEINPROGRESS 2018

88 EXPERIENCES WITH TOURISM AND BIG EVENTS ON HOW TO ACHIEVE 60% SEPARATE COLLECTION

  • 8 EXPERIENCES IN INNOVATION
  • 8 WORKSHOPS
  • 24 SPECIALIST COMPANIES
  • 1,400+ ATTENDEES
  • 500+ ADMINISTRATIONS
  • 350+ PROFESSIONALS

Experience Speaker
KRK Dejan Kosic
VAL DI FIEMME Roberto Dallabona
ST. LLORENÇ DES CARDASSAR Gaspar Fuster, Alex Gutiérrez
SARDINIA Matteo Brighi, Walter Cattani
TAIPEI Kuo Ming
THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY Anthony Garcia, Jake Raykhelson
GIRO D’ITALIA Luigi Bosio
OKTOBERFEST Ursula Triebswetter



WASTEINPROGRESS 2017

12 BIG CITIES SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES ACHIEVING 60% SEPARATE COLLECTION

  • 12 EXPERIENCES IN INNOVATION
  • 24 SPECIALIST COMPANIES
  • 1,200+ ATTENDEES
  • 400+ ADMINISTRATIONS
  • 350+ PROFESSIONALS

Experience Speaker
SEÜL Hongsik Choi
MUNICH Günther Langer
MILÁN Cristina Fusco
ADELAIDA Kat Heinrich
SAN FRANCISCO Soko Made
ANTWERP Martine Corremans
TALLINN Kristjan Mark
CARDIFF Bob Derbyshire
LJUBLJANA Janko Kramžar
PARMA Gabriele Folli
IMOLA Giovanni Sandei
SAN REMO Paolo Parisotto

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