Among other types, the Collection Centres receive waste that, due to its nature or size, cannot be collected with normal local services, and is in addition to roadside and residential collection and is the most sustainable environmental solution with the lowest impact for collection of separate municipal waste.
There are 154 Separate Waste Collection Centres (or equipped drop-off points, including 127 in Emilia-Romagna, 8 in Triveneto and 19 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 7% compared to 2017, and amounted to 296,930 tonnes. As regards Emilia-Romagna, the comparison between the 2018 figure and the 2017 figure on a like-for-like basis (excluding the municipalities currently served by in-house companies) shows an upward trend of 10%, mainly linked to the supply chains of green waste and wood. During 2018, these collections showed important positive changes compared to the previous year in all Hera Spa areas. Such waste depends on variables not always related to the management of the service, such as weather conditions.
Excluding Marche Multiservizi, there were more than 1.8 million accesses to the separate waste collection centres, 6% more than in 2017.