Societal acceptance of new waste management systems: citizen awareness and participation

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A proper source separation is the first step towards high recycling performances. To enhance the involvement of inhabitants in waste collection, public authorities have to set a comprehensive system that provides clear information, convenient collection equipment, and relevant incentives promoting sustainable behaviours.

To discuss the topic of societal acceptance and public participation in waste management, the COLLECTORS project invites you to an international conference, co-organised and hosted by the City of Warsaw, on 26 June 2019 in Warsaw. During half a day, local waste players, representatives of different European public authorities, and COLLECTORS partners will share their experiences and solutions to improve citizens’ awareness and participation.



The agenda will be soon updated with the names of the speakers. Organisers reserve the right to bring some changes to the agenda.


Welcoming participants


Opening of the conference and official welcome of the participants




Presentation of waste management in Warsaw



Presentation of Collectors

An update on the project’s activities



1st panel discussion

Selective collection in multi-family building. How to reach the inhabitants to increase recycling rates?



2nd panel discussion

Waste collection systems: organisation and collection schemes to ensure public participation



3rd panel discussion

Good practices: motivations and incentives to boost recycling rates










Training sessions

Room A: COLLECTORS case study session

Several public authorities, identified as good practices by the COLLECTORS project, will present their waste management system for paper and packaging waste, and WEEE.

Room B: URBANREC training session

Opportunities and challenges for the development of a network of reuse centres in cities. Cooperation with the non-profit sector and social economy organisations.

The project URBANREC – New Approaches for the Valorisation of URBAN bulky waste into high added value RECycled products  has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement N° 690103. More information on


Practical information

Venue: Copernic Conference Centre, Warsaw

Interpretation will be provided in English and Polish



Please fill the following form to register to the conference


More information and contact

Jean-Benoit Bel, ACR+