COLLECTORS focuses on three waste streams:

  1. Paper and packaging waste (P&PW)
  2. Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
  3. Construction and demolition waste (CDW)

Proper collection of these waste streams results in higher quality recycling and thus in a higher yield of secondary raw materials.

The choice for these three waste streams was made with key stakeholders and is based on three main criteria:

  1. Volume of waste streams in European Member States
  2. Presence of raw materials in the waste streams
  3. The difference between collection performance of good practices and the average collection performance, as this is a strong indication of the potential improvements that can be achieved