Kitchen waste collection extended

Milan’s ecological services agency AMSA is set to start door-to-door collection of kitchen waste in the north-east sector of the city on Monday 9 December.
In the third phase of the roll-out, which will eventually cover the whole city in 2014, zones 2, 3 and 9 are now added to the collection routes which already covered fifty percent of the urban territory in the southern quadrants.
AMSA has been distributing the colour-coded bins and bin-liners in the new zones, together with leaflets explaining how the separate collection and recycling works.  Detailed information on the different categories of waste – as well as collection times, location of bulky rubbish points and old-clothes collections, and street-cleaning calendars – are on the AMSA website.
Following the second roll-out last March in the city’s south-east, AMSA collected over 50,000 tons of kitchen waste in the first 10 months of the year, an increase of 76 per cent over the 2012 figure.  This is the heaviest type of waste, making up some 10 per cent of the total, and is converted into compost, a pleasant-smelling and environmentally friendly fertiliser.  To raise public awareness of the importance of separated waste and recycling, AMSA recently handed out free bags of compost made from kitchen waste at nine points around the city.

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