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59.2% separated waste collection


In 2016, Iren Group managed 1,813,320 tonnes of waste, 408,062 tonnes of which were special waste, 683,969 tonnes of non-separated urban waste and 721,288 tonnes of separated waste collection.

The results achieved highlight a continuous increase in separated waste collection. The average on the area served is 59.2%, against a national figure for separated waste collection of 47.5%, in particular:
  • in the province of Parma the results on the Municipalities served went from 73.5% in 2015 to 76.2% in 2016;
  • in the province of Piacenza the figure rose from 58.0% in 2015 to 63.1% in 2016;
  • in the province of Reggio Emilia the figure went from 65.8% in 2015 to 66.9% in 2016;
  • Turin stood at 42.9% of separated waste collection in 2016 compared to 42.8% in 2015;
  • Vercelli reached 66.2% of separated waste collection in 2016.
This is the result of the gradual implementation of door-to-door collection alongside the more traditional roadside collection systems. Within the separated waste collection system provided for residents the presence of 152 Waste Collection Points was also of considerable importance, where it is possible to freely deposit waste in medium and large containers.

In line with the directives of the sector and the provincial programs, Iren Group is committed to achieving a further increase in separated waste collection, introducing new home collection services and aiming at an even greater promotion of environmental awareness among citizens and, specifically, young people through a wide array of educational initiatives.