August 26, 2016

The Maresme increases the selective collection of waste by 8.8% in 2015

by MaresmeCircular in Consortium, Uncategorized

The participating Town Halls of the CTRSU of the Maresme are playing their part

Historically, the Maresme has had slightly better results in the selective collection of waste than the Catalan average. In 2015, according to recently published data from the Catalan Waste Agency, the percentage of selectively collected waste out of the total municipal waste generated in the Maresme was 42.66% compared to 39.93% in Catalonia as a whole.

Taken in conjunction, the municipalities which make up the Consortium for Municipal Solid Waste Treatment of Maresme, (all 30 municipalities in the Maresme except Tiana and Montgat), achieved a selective collection percentage of 42.66% in 2015, up from 39.22% in 2014, which means an increase of 8.8%. This has been the most significant rise in many years. The total selective collection in 2015 was 95,812 tons, compared to 84,869 tons in 2014, which represents an increase in collected tons of 12.9%.

Regarding the results of all the fractions of selective collection, of the 5 fractions which are collected from the street, paper and cardboard has increased 7.25%, followed by organic waste at 6%, glass at 5.67% and packaging at 4.68%.The collection of residual waste has decreased 2.3%.

Other fractions of selective waste have had a substantial increase: scrap metal, 65.8%; construction waste, 36.59%; electrical and electronic equipment, 36.4%; pruning and gardening, 29.31%; textiles, 19.54%; and bulky waste, 9.3%.

With regard to the established objectives within the General Program of Prevention and Management of Waste and Resources in Catalonia 2020 (PRECAT20), a goal of 60% was set for selective collection of municipal waste for 2020. In the Maresme, there are already several municipalities which have reached this figure in 2015: Canet de Mar (72.43%), Cabrera de Mar (65.07%), Sant Pol de Mar (64.57%), Argentona (61.97%), and Cabrils (60.93%). There are others which are very close: Sant Andreu de Llavaneres (59.93%), Sant Vicenç de Montalt (58.38%), Sant Cebrià de Vallalta (56.95%) and Vilassar de Mar (51.18%).