WIT Press


Decentralised Waste Collection And Separation In City Districts And Neighbourhoods

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030891

Volume

67

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

726.49 kb

Author(s)

A. van Timmeren & L.C. Röling

Abstract

Decentralised waste collection and separation in city districts and neighbourhoods A. van ~irnmeren"~" & L.C. ~ o l i n ~ ~ ' ~ ' Department Building- & Sustainable Technology and -Design (MTO) 2 Delft Interdisciplinary Research Centre Ecological city' (DIOC/ DGO) DOSIS Research; Sustainable Development of City and InfraStructure 4 Department Architecture, 'Architectonisch Ontwerpen' (A) Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, The Netherlands Abstract Waste collection and separation rests with the involvement, participation and consciousness-raising of its supporters. In the Netherlands separate collection of the 'flows' of paper, glass and batteries is relatively accepted and well functioning. Depending on district differences percentages up to 80% of the paper and glass amount are being collected. Today's problem is to further increase these three flows (paper, glass and batteries). Even more important, however, is the need to start separating the waste flow in other raw mater

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