Follow-up visits to Domestic Composting users in the Forca-Vouga Urbanization, in Aveiro

LIFEPAYT Project is conducting follow-up visits to residents who have joined domestic composting scheme, at Urbanização da Forca-Vouga, in Aveiro, on the 5th and 12th of September. These residents received composting kits and were trained by Maria José Valinhas. The objective is to provide assistance, improve the composting process and motivate participants. At the end of September, the 2nd edition of the domestic composting training course will be held, in this neighborhood of Aveiro.

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Reactivation of PAYT containers and presence of the Ecoquiosque in the Urbanization of Forca-Vouga

Containers with access control at Urbanização da Forca-Vouga are being reactivated in this late summer 2020. The devices now have a more robust lid, drum and a wider opening. These changes allow a better handling, hence controlling waste deposition volume. At the same time a ECOQUIOSQUE is installed, next to the parking lot at Rua Dr. Orlando Oliveira, where residents can collect a copy of the PAYT card and get more information regarding LIFEPAYT project. You can also experience the opening of the containers in the presence of a Project team member, in order to better understand the system. ECOQUIOSQUE

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LIFE PAYT project, in Aveiro, moves forward with the reinstallation of containers in the Urbanization of Forca-Vouga

During the month of August, the Municipality of Aveiro resumed the pilot experience with the 26 containers with access control in the Urbanization of Forca Vouga, within the scope of the LIFE PAYT project – see full story here. In the first phase of testing, mechanical problems delayed PAYT implementation but have been solved by now with a more robust and easy to use set of containers. This innovative method will lead citizens to reduce waste production, encouraging them to separate and recycle more. In this context the following actions promoted by the Aveiro City Council, stand out: 17 to

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State of play on the testing phase of the PAYT container installed in the Forca Vouga zone in Aveiro

In the first testing phase of  the PAYT container for undifferentiated urban waste carried out in Aveiro in 2018, mechanical problems were identified with the type of container installed, another limitation was the too small (25 liters) capacity of the tank for waste deposition, which led to a long process of collaboration with the service provider to find a better solution. In this sense, a second version of PAYT container with a more robust lid, with a larger capacity drum (40 liters) for the waste deposition was installed at Rua de Moçambique (Forca Vouga), with a less complex drum with less

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In doubt innovative project in the collection of urban waste in the neighborhood of Forca-Vouga

Diário de Aveiro Source: Diário de Aveiro – Page03 – 11 January 2020  The “LIFE PAYT” project, which aims to reduce the bill for the service of urban solid waste collection applied to residents and increase separation, maintains a container under test in the urbanization of Forca-Vouga, in Aveiro, given the technical impossibility of starting with this project in full, and it is not safe that it will be implemented in the city. “We don’t know if it will move forward or not,” the Chamber transmitted to Diário de Aveiro yesterday. After the testing phase, an “assessment will be made

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Improved PAYT container is installed at Forca

The optimized version of the PAYT container placed at Rua de Moçambique (Bairro da Forca – Aveiro) in September 2019 allowed the identification of some problems in the container that need to be corrected. One problem is that opening the lid using force is easy, and when this happens the container remains open until the next waste collection occurs. At this stage, the supplier of the PAYT container is trying to find the best solution to solve the problems identified.

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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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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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