Amount of non-recyclable waste generated per inhabitant per year.
Percentage of organic waste directly composted by inhabitants.
Hernani has a “zero-waste” refrigerator which is used to store leftovers from local school canteens. The leftovers are given away free of charge to the families that may need them.
Organic waste is processed at public compost locations set up within town limits, as well as at smaller individual composters placed near the residences that have vegetable patches and gardens. Organic waste is also picked up via door-to-door service. The image above shows a public composting area located in one of the town’s neighbourhoods.
UNSEGREGATED WASTE, PLASTICS, AND PAPER
Within town limits, all types of waste are picked up via door-to-door service. Organic waste is removed three times a week, plastics twice a week, and paper once a week.
In the surrounding rural area, small recycling cabins are placed for collecting and segregating all types of waste.
SEGREGATED WASTE: GLASS, BATTERIES, CLOTHES, OIL…
All these waste fractions are collected in the containers placed for this purpose within town limits. Moreover, special containers for collecting small objects, which must be taken to recycling centres, are available.
URBAN TRASH CANS
All the trash cans in Hernani are designed to differentiate waste.
A number of meetings with local residents were organised before the implementation of the door-to-door waste removal system to inform the residents and let them take part in this process.
Hernani’s Town Hall is part of the Garbitania public enterprise which is in charge of the selective waste removal from its municipality.