PAYT tariff is new among Energy and Environment Engineering students in Leiria

The LIFE PAYT project was the subject of discussion at the 5th Environmental Engineering Day, organized by the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria on 16 May. The project coordinator, Professor Célia Dias-Ferreira, surprised the students at various times during her presentation. When explaining what the LIFE PAYT project consisted of, the audience was surprised and, even though they were students of the Degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering, many were unaware of the PAYT tariff. The project coordinator presented data on economic benefits through job creation stimulated by the Circular Economy and addressed the waste management model in Portugal. One of

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PAYT survey: Knowledge of the tariff (part 3)

The opinion of future users of the PAYT tariff system (Pay-As-You-Throw), which will be implemented on a pilot scale, was taken into account in a survey with 76 participants from the domestic and commercial sectors in the neighborhood of Forca, in Aveiro. The survey developed by the LIFE PAYT project was divided into three parts: people awareness towards recycling, satisfaction with the waste management service and knowledge about the tariff. With regard to the tariff, the survey carried out among future users of the PAYT system pointed out the lack of information on the tariff, with 15% of participants unaware

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Inquérito do PAYT: Conhecimento da tarifa cobrada (parte 3)

A opinião dos futuros utilizadores do sistema de tarifas PAYT (pague-apenas-o-que-deita-fora), que será implementado em escala piloto, foi tida em consideração durante um inquérito com 76 participantes do setor doméstico e comercial no bairro da Forca, em Aveiro. O questionário desenvolvido pelo projeto LIFE PAYT foi dividido em três partes: consciencialização para a reciclagem (ler aqui), satisfação com o serviço de gestão de resíduos (ler aqui) e conhecimento da tarifa cobrada. Quanto à tarifa paga, o inquérito realizado entre os futuros utilizadores do sistema PAYT apontou a falta de informação sobre a questão tarifária, sendo que 15% dos participantes desconheciam

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PAYT survey: satisfaction with the waste management service (part 2)

In order to promote good practices on the wastes separation, the PAYT system (Pay-As-You-Throw) will be soon implemented in the Forca district, in Aveiro, thus representing a more fair tariff for those who separates the waste discarded. Coordinators of the LIFE PAYT project carried out a survey with 76 participants to understand the opinion of the future users of this service in the domestic and commercial sectors. The satisfaction with the waste management service was one of the three topics focused in the survey. The analysis of the profile of future users of the PAYT system showed that 56% of

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In Lisbon, the waste containers will have sensors to alert when full

Published by Smart Cities | Mar 25th, 2019 “More technology, more cleaning ”, says the municipality of Lisbon. The Portuguese capital is installing smart sensors in several waste containers around the city, and it is expected that this network will soon have at least 2,600 units. The municipality of Lisbon is placing volumetric reading sensors in several underground and surface waste containers, which, according to the municipality, will “make more efficient the waste collection and resource management”. These sensors are already available in the 750 underground containers (eco-islands) that were recently installed in the Portuguese capital, as well as in

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Guimarães extends PAYT coverage area and boost separate collection

After implementation of the PAYT (Pay-As-You-Throw) System in 2016 at the historic center, the municipality of Guimarães extends now the system to a second area to the center city, covering more 810 users from January 2019. This measure is implemented to celebrate the European Week for Waste Prevention. PAYT boost the separate collection through application of a waste tariff in which there is a direct relationship between the production of unsorted waste and its payment. In other words, the participants of the system pay for the bags they use to put the unsorted waste they produce and benefit from a

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Condeixa-a-Nova started free collection of waste from commercial establishments

The Center of Solid Urban Waste (ERSUC) started in August a free door to door collection service for waste from business premises of Condeixa-a-Nova, announced today by the authority of the municipality of the district of Coimbra. “In order to increase the amount and quality of recyclables, the ERSUC in collaboration with the municipality of Condeixa began on August 20th the selective door-to-door collection service  dedicated to the commercial establishments” (non-domestic sector), said the authority. According to Nuno Moita, Mayor of Condeixa-a-Nova, it is “a system that has already been implemented in other countries and with very relevant results in

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26 New containers installed in the neighbourhood of Forca Vouga

Since May 22nd of 2018, in the neighborhood of Forca Vouga in Aveiro, 26 new containers are installed for disposal of municipal waste with access control. In this implementation phase, containers have the raffle unlocked and the card is not necessary to deposit municipal waste. The containers will be locked after the testing phase and from that moment only users with card able will be able to use them. To encourage recycling, the project has also increased the number of bring banks in the neighbourhood (action supported by ERSUC).

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Implementation of the LIFE PAYT Project in Lisbon is presented in Azores

On the 17th of May, the Vice-President of the Municipality of Lisbon, Duarte Cordeiro, presented the project LIFE PAYT: PAYT in Lisbon, at the 5th Technical Seminar of ERSARA (Regulatory Entity of the Water and Waste Services of the Azores), in city ​​of Horta, Faial island. The conference program and presentations can be found at: http://vstersara.epizy.com/apresenta%C3%A7%C3%B5es.html

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