Technical visit to the PAYT initiative at the historical center of Guimarães (Portugal)


On 15 November, the technical team of the project LIFE PAYT visited Vitrus Environment to monitor the implementation of PAYT in the historic center.

The visit was aimed at sharing knowledge and experiences in PAYT systems. They discussed various issues related to the system, the frequency of collection, the applicable rate, awareness campaigns, among others. Throughout the afternoon, the LIFE PAYT project team followed one of the collections door-to-door made by Vitrus.

Throughout this year of implementation of PAYT system, it has been possible for the municipality to increase the amount of recyclable at 126% and decrease by 34% undifferentiated. To point out that the system implemented in Guimarães, in about a year, has received an honorable mention for Green Project Awards.