Planning

The System proposes the basic design for the placement of bins and the collection process to the cooperating Local Authorities. Upon signing the agreement with a Local Authority, the System collects information for the integrated design of the project. The information sought for is usually the following: 

  • a map of the Municipality
  • demographic information 
  • charting of the dustbin network 
  • amounts of rubbish reaching landfill sites 
  • information on waste collection vehicles 
  • commercial areas 
  • industrial zones which might be situated at the boundaries of the municipality 
  • local and/or seasonal distinctive features.

The planning of the project is based on the population of the region of the Local Authority in question, according to the census of 2011 (data from the National Statistical Service of Greece). The equipment provided to Local

Authorities is the following: 

  • Bins, in order to fully cover the needs of the municipality and waste collection vehicles of 8 c.m or 16 c.m.

Once the planning is agreed on, the process for donating collection vehicles follows. Once it is completed, the time schedule is jointly prepared in cooperation with the Local Authorities; this time schedule sets out the dates of commencement and completion of information provision, placement of bins and start of collection timetables.

Operation

The residents of the municipality collect the packaging materials they use, having separated them from organic waste, and then dispose of them in the blue recycling bins. The Local Authority undertakes to collect the materials contained in the blue bins. The proposed frequency of collection for each bin is 3 times per week. In case of bins located in commercial areas it may be necessary to perform collection on a daily basis.

Next, the collection vehicles drive to the R.S.C., where their content is weighted, and empty the consumables in order for them to be sorted.