Advice regarding models of waste management to the municipalities of Catalonia

Municipal waste landfill

The Waste Agency of Catalonia, or la Agencia de Residuos de Cataluña (ARC), has opened a technical support facility for municipal waste management for local authorities in collaboration with BCNecologia. This project has been successful for the sustainability of the region while fulfilling an objective under the new PROGREMIC model.

The aim was to provide tools to facilitate the task of developing management models for achieving program objectives. The support services include such things as:

  • Advice on the use and calculation of performance indicators (gross and net collection, material recovery, CO2 emissions, etc.).
  • Provide data for comparative analysis. For example, data can be compared between collection and management models applicable in the municipality.
  • Information or documention regarding collection and provision of existing experiences and expectations regarding possible solutions.
  • Help in defining objectives and management tools for waste management, under the development of PROGREMIC.
  • Offer resources and promote contacts.

One of main aspects of the project was the mentoring, advice and assistance offered by the program, and the introduction to the computer application, SIMUR. This software helps to evaluate municipal waste management, and was distributed to all local authorities who requested it, for free.

The aim was to provide tools to facilitate the task of developing management models for achieving program objectives.

Advice regarding models of waste management to the municipalities of Catalonia

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