Collection, which is key to increasing the recycling and recovery of household and other waste, is becoming a logistical service that is entering a new era. SUEZ develops innovative solutions to collect more and more recoverable waste, to continuously improve the performance of collection and to reduce its environmental impact.
Collecting more recoverable waste
Changing modes of consumption, production and eating habits have resulted in an explosion of the quantity and variety of waste that needs to be recovered. Waste management is a real challenge for communities, on both the financial and environmental fronts.
Local authorities are reworking the management of their services in order to set up made-to-measure collection systems that can collect more recoverable waste, reduce nuisances and optimise costs.
+ 70 %
Source: World Bank
Source: World Bank
Source: Eurostat, the European Union’s Office of Statistics
Optimising the performance of collection at every step
We offer a broad choice of solutions to set up collection systems adapted to every region, and we also propose innovative solutions that can improve the performance of the service and reduce the environmental impact.
How to choose a collection system that best meets your needs?
We can offer advice and set up high-performance systems adapted to the specifics of your locality and the needs of your inhabitants.
- Curbside collection
- Underground pneumatic collection
- Bring systems or communal collection points for textiles or glass
- Local amenity centres, fixed or mobile
- Multi-sort collection
- Collection of organic waste (biowaste) and green waste
- Collection of bulky waste
- Collection of WEEE
- Collection points for hazardous waste (solvents, batteries, paint, household products, biomedical waste)
*healthcare waste with risks of infection
Digital technology can play a major role in the reduction of nuisances, the optimisation of costs and the continuous improvement of the performance of the collection system.
Smart collection allows for:
- the retrieval of data on the performance of the service: identification of the users, collected tonnage, traceability of the flows, sorting errors, etc.
- the optimisation of collection rounds by measuring the content of containers in real time and thanks to the onboard computing systems in the collection vehicles the interconnection of tools that immediately send the road maps to the navigation system screen in the driver’s cab
- the production of reports and analyses of key indicators for the local authorities in order to continuously improve the collection service
The local residents are also involved in improving the performance of the service through web sites or dedicated applications that help them to manage their waste every day and to improve the quality of their sorting.
We offer waste transport services by river and rail in an effort to reduce traffic congestion in towns and to limit the environmental impact.
We can also supply collection vehicles that are 100% electric or are fuelled by alternative energies (Diester ©, natural gas).
We work hand in hand with local authorities to develop multi-modal transport plans that use railways and rivers.
How to help your residents to encourage sorting at source?
We incite citizens to pay closer attention to sorting by helping communities to design and deploy incentive-based rates:
- Preliminary studies and design
- Supply of connected equipment (containers fitted with ships for curbside collection, bring systems with access badges)
- Deployment of the system
- Communication and instructive materials to engage with citizens
- Tracking of invoicing
With the RECO collection solution, users can deposit their plastic bottles in 100% automated containers.
This remunerated alternative to selective collection rewards your users with vouchers they can spend with our retailing partners.
The RECO kiosk is equipped with an optical sorting system on the inlet and a container at the rear. The volume of waste inside the container can be monitored remotely and in real time.
How to group specific waste streams for better re-use?
We enter partnerships with start-ups, local associations and NGOs to organise the collection of special waste. The goal is to group together this disparate waste that is difficult to recycle in order to re-use it.
By way of example, SUEZ has teamed up with Terracycle to set up a system for the collection of specific waste streams that are not handled by the traditional sorting processes, because they are difficult to recycle (cigarette ends, disposable products, supple packaging, office supplies, cosmetics, dental products, used coffee capsules).
Today, almost 60 million collectors in Europe have already joined voluntary collection programmes “sponsored” by communities or companies, or recycling services funded by businesses, such as the “Zero waste box”.
Link – www.terracycle.fr
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Supporting you throughout the waste cycle
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