As part of the different waste collection and recycling initiatives, Bilbao City Council is firmly committed to improving the waste collection strategy. As a result it is setting up a new initiative for waste collection.
Moreover, the objective is also to promote and raise awareness about the recycling of organic waste for its subsequent composting.
Focussing on major producers such as hotels or restaurants, and in collaboration with the Convention Bureau, following consultation with the participants, it aims to introduce a selective organic waste collection system, as well as for residual waste and packaging.
For this, it has installed new bins equipped with innovative technology (opening controlled by card or with volume control) in the different hotels and purchased new lorries able to weigh the load.
In addition to increasing the percentage of recycled waste, this will permit continuous communication with the hotels, as they will receive weekly data reports.