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On 16 May 2017, ACR+ member the French city of Rennes renewed its waste management contract, to collect the waste of its 420 000 inhabitants, with another ACR+ member SUEZ. SUEZ Group was already collecting waste in the 43 municipalities of Rennes, however, the new contract brings innovation on board.

The contract covers the collection of household waste, bulky items and bring banks in 43 municipalities, for a period of six years and a cumulative amount of nearly 80 million euros.

Rennes aims to become a more and more connected city and thus the contract includes some innovations such as “smart trucks”. Already, the entire truck fleet is equipped with embedded information systems to collect data in real time. On top of that, the waste bins are being renewed. By July 2017, the 220,000 metropolitan households will be given bins equipped with chips, to record the volume of waste and the frequency of collection. All this data, centralised in a laboratory in Saint-Grégoire, will be analysed to optimize the collection circuits and the number of passages.

In addition, from January 2018 onwards, all waste collection trucks in Rennes will switch to natural gas, which is less polluting (the level of NOx emissions falls between 50 and 85%) and less noisy (50% reduction sound).

More information: (in French)

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