Regional case studies

During the COLLECTORS project, 12 regional case studies were conducted.  The case studies present examples of good practices in waste collection in different kinds of regional contexts. The case studies include five PPW collection systems, five WEEE collections systems and 2 CDW collections systems from different European countries.

For each case study, a life cycle assessment (LCA), cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and circularity assessment was conducted based on data collected from public sources and consultations with regional actors. Relevant social aspects focusing on motivations of the citizens to participate in waste collection were studied based on literature and focus group discussions, and using information received from local actors in charge of waste collection.

Short introductions to the case regions and summaries of the main findings from each region can be found from the links below. Some variety within the scope of the assessment and level of detail exists between the waste streams and between individual regions, depending on local data availability.

For detailed results, descriptions of the applied assessment methods and data, please see the case study reports. Links to the full case study reports can be found from the bottom of this page.

PPW case studies

Parma, Italy

Tubbergen, the Netherlands

Gent, Belgium

Berlin, Germany

Rennes, France

WEEE case studies

Pembrokeshire, UK

Helsinki, Finland

Genova, Italy

Cyclad, France

Vienna, Austria

CDW case studies

Odense, Denmark

Reimerswaal, the Netherlands

For the full case study reports, please see:

D2.4 Report on solutions for tackling systemic and technical boundary conditions

D2.5 Report on implemented solutions and key elements in selected cases for societal acceptance

D3.2 Report on the economic and financial performance of waste collection systems

D3.3 Report of recommendations for improvement of single systems and optimum operation conditions