57.7%
separate waste collection
in an area with 3.3 million
inhabitants
94.6%
of recovered waste
the share of separate waste
collected, in favour of a circular
economy
103,000
tons of recycled plastic
produced by Aliplast

The Collection Centres receive, among other types, waste that, due to its nature or size, cannot be collected with normal local services, integrating roadside and residential collection and are the most sustainable environmental solution with the lowest impact for collection of separated urban waste.

There are 164 Separate Waste Collection Centres (or equipped drop-off points, including 139 in Emilia-Romagna, 8 in Triveneto and 17 in Marche) for customers to drop-off their waste. Many Collection Centres are equipped with weighing and user-recognition systems that make it possible to track waste disposal and apply tariff discounts.

The waste received by the separate waste collection centres increased by 2.7% compared to 2017, and amounted to 278,467 tonnes (rising in particular in the Ferrara, Rimini and Ravenna areas). There were 1.6 million accesses to the separate waste collection centres, rising again, on a like-for-like basis by 4.6% over 2016.