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Barcelona | Sarrià becomes the first neighbourhood to offer door-to-door waste collection

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ACR+ member the city of Barcelona is introducing door-to door waste collection. The quarter of Sarrià is the first neighborhood to operate a pioneering door-to-door selective waste collection service as of February 2018. The selective waste collection is designed to push current recycling levels up to 60%, as set out by the Zero Waste Strategy. Starting from 23 October 2017 a campaign is organized to inform local residents about the system, the intention being to apply the same formula in other areas of the city in the future.

The Deputy Mayor for Ecology, Urban Planning and Mobility, Janet Sanz, explained that cities which have opted for door-to-door waste collection have gone from percentages similar to those in Barcelona, of between 30% and 36% of selective waste collection, to 55% or 60%. By following this system, Sarrià residents will also be helping achieve the objective for 2020 of cutting waste generation by 15% compared to 2010.

The initiative responds to calls from the residents association in Sarrià to change the waste collection system in the neighborhood.