Oiartzun

INHABITANTS

10.277

AREA

59,71 km²

SECTOR

Services
Industry
WASTE DATA

70 Kg

Amount of non-recyclable waste generated per inhabitant per year.
 

% 80

Selective collection
 

% 60

Percentage of organic waste directly composted by inhabitants.

PREVENTION

Recyclable glasses, plates and cutlery are used at all events and celebrations.

ORGANIC WASTE

Organic waste is handled 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. The town also operates a door-to-door waste removal service. The image above shows a public composting area located in one of the town’s neighbourhoods.
The school of Oiartzun has a compost facility for processing all the organic waste from the canteen, so that there is no need to remove any of it from the premises.

DOOR-TO-DOOR PICK UP SYSTEM

Unsegregated waste, the organic fraction, plastics, as well as paper and cardboard are picked up via door-to-door service.
In the surrounding rural area, small recycling cabins are placed for collecting and segregating all types of waste.

GLASS, BATTERIES, CLOTHES, OIL…

All these waste fractions are collected in 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 Oiartzun are designed to differentiate waste.

AN EVENT TO REWARD COMMITTED RESIDENTS

The town hall of Oiartzun rewarded the work carried out to implement the door-to-door refuse pick-up service.

EXPANDING THE MODEL OF OIARTZUN

The image above shows a group of chemistry students from the Don Bosco school during their visit to see a compost machine operating in the school of Oiartzun.