LIFE PAYT Lisboa seeks to know waste management practices of Large Producers

In order to implement the LIFE PAYT project in Lisbon, the technical team of the Lisbon City Council (CML) considered it important to better understand the waste management system implemented by Major Producers, who are mainly represented by the sectors of Catering, Teaching Institutions, Hospitality and others . The technicians of the municipality visited each Large Producer individually in order to get to know the facilities, identify the practices of waste rejection, as well as the number and type of containers that would be necessary, for each case. In this action, CML also identified strategies that could be used to

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LIFE PAYT searches innovation with new version of the waste container prototype

After the removal of PAYT containers from Bairro da Forca Vouga, in September 2018, due to the problems that were faced during the initial testing phase, these containers were transported to the supplier company’s facilities to be serviced and improved. Version 2 of the PAYT container will have another type of rotating drum, simpler and less likely to jam. The capacity of this drum (where the waste is deposited) will also be increased, since according to the residents’ feed-back, the 25L of the first version was insufficient. The opening will also be enlarged to facilitate the disposal of waste bags,

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Removal of containers for mixed waste due to problems with the rotating drum

The 26 PAYT waste containers installed since May 22, 2018, as part of the project LIFE PAYT in Bairro da Forca in Aveiro, were removed on September 14th, 2018, and the testing phase initially planned is now suspended. The option to remove these containers was due to some problems that occurred with the rotating drum where the waste is deposited, which often jammed making it impossible for residents to use the container. It will now be necessary to rethink the design of the controlled access of these PAYT containers, hoping that in the short term it will be possible to

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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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PAYT containers of collective use discussed with LIPOR

On August 8, 2018, representatives of the project LIFE PAYT, namely the Municipality of Aveiro (CMA) and the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC) conducted a technical visit to the LIPOR facilities, located in Ermesinde. This meeting was requested following the identification of some problems with the PAYT containers of collective use installed in Aveiro. The goal was to exchange experiences on this type of PAYT containers. The guide of the visit, engineer Paulo Rodrigues from LIPOR, showed some models of containers that in the last years have been developed by LIPOR and discussed the advantages/disadvantages of each model. The representatives

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Training Action for elected official of the Parish “União da Gloria e Vera Cruz”

On July 19th, 2018 a Training Action was held for elected officials and staff of the Parish “União da Gloria e Vera Cruz”, with the participation of six representatives of the Parish, including its President. This is the parish where the Bairro da Forca Vouga is inserted. The aim was to inform the local representatives about  the development of the Life PAYT project in Aveiro and to discuss key issues related to the project. Additionally, the most common questions on waste put by the residents to the Parish Council were also addressed.

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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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