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one Terminals reduce the tonnage of black bags

Volunteer contribution points (PAV), new collection terminals…

one Terminals reduce the tonnage of black bags

According to Pascal Protano, voluntary drop-off points (PAV), new underground or air collection terminals will be very effective. “Wherever they are installed, they have reduced the tonnage of black bags and increased the tonnage of segregated waste. Even the amount of glass collected is increasing. With curbside collection, people tend to throw everything in the trash without thinking. “Currently, 70 percent of the contents of the trash cans that should have gone to the yellow bags or recycling center would still be. The decrease in tonnage should continue as processing costs and taxes increase every year.

2nd Dordogne in front of yellow bags

In 2022, much broader sorting rules will come into force in France: all packaging currently valid in the Dordogne can be put in yellow bags. “We’re ten years ahead on that,” Pascal Protano remembers. Faced with the development of internet commerce and the proliferation of parcels, special terminals for brown boxes have been added to collection sites.

3 Habits to change

More than 1300 voluntary delivery points have already been established in the sectors covered by SMD3. “We didn’t get up one morning thinking we were going to change everything for fun,” sighed Pascal Protano. He underlines his social interest in reducing the number of turns of trucks and turning loaders into crane drivers. SMD3 explains that PAVs are installed in “lifeways” so users can drive out their trash cans while commuting or shopping. Faced with sometimes violent protests against these changes, the president justifies himself: “We haven’t adequately explained our actions yet. »

4 A service that improves

The main difficulty of this system remains the deposits in mass terminals at the weekend: forcing them to overflow. SMD3 reminds us that the interest of voluntary drop points is their availability seven days a week. The probes make it possible to measure their fill and a signaling system will be tested at Grand Périgueux to prevent illegal dumping. As for door-to-door collection, it’s not on the agenda: “It’s twice as expensive as collecting at volunteer drop-off points. Those who want to preserve it will have to finance it, which will be very complex to implement.

5 amount of fee

The implementation of the incentive fee is set for January 1, 2023, as Pascal Protano recalls the ecological purpose. It will replace the domestic waste collection tax (TEOM), which is currently paid with the property tax. The annual subscription will be between 80 and 100 euros, to which is added a flat rate depending on the number of households: 65 euros per year for one to two people, 24 or maybe 26 openings. black bag included. Additional opening will be charged less than 3 Euros. “The tariffs have yet to be voted on because the cost of social pricing for those who can’t pay will have to be included. This is solidarity, ”explains the president.

6 Citeo’s assistants

Laure Poddevin, regional manager of Citeo (former Eco-packaging), has come to sign a new partnership with SMD3. The organization is already helping up to 14 euros per person per year (about 5 million). It also participates in project calls for the improvement of facilities. Seven sectors are supported: Montpon-Mussidan, Isle Vern Salembre community, Ribérac, Thiviers, Nontron, black Périgord and Grand Périgueux. Citeo provided 1.3 million euros in financing for packaging and glass terminals.