Organic waste management

The organic fraction represents more than 30% of the waste generated daily. This fraction must be correctly managed by utilities, through a suitable and effective collection service, or by users, with home composting.

Composting makes it even easier to play a role in protecting the environment, in reducing waste and in decreasing management costs for the municipality or the utility.

Organic waste management

Collection of the organic fraction

In Italy, the organic fraction managed by utilities has been steadily increasing in recent years (ISPRA Urban Waste Report, 2019). It is therefore important that an even higher percentage of such waste is managed directly by users, when possible, through home composting. When a household does not have a composter, or a (vegetable) garden, it is not possible to do so, and it is therefore essential to separate it and have it collected by the authorized utility.

What is the role of municipalities and utilities?

When the utility collects the organic fraction, which must be transported to a suitable composting plant, the costs for collection, transport and treatment are included in the waste tariff. 

Utilities must also supply users with suitable containers. The STELO and URBA containers are produced with recycled polypropylene, PSV (Second-Life Plastic) certified, from Separate Waste Collection, resistant to UV rays, chemical and biological agents and to severe weather. Space-saving, easy to place even in the space under the sink and easy to clean; these containers, in the closed or aerated versions, are perfect for door-to-door collection.

Sartori Ambiente products for organic waste management

Home composting

Domestic organic waste and vegetation are almost always convertible into a precious resource. Producing compost at home is a natural solution to manage organic waste from the kitchen or garden, and to reduce the costs of collection and disposal for the municipality or the utility. 

If users have the possibility to choose the composter, utilities can take care of the distribution. ArcoSTART MIP makes this operation easier and faster.

  • Users go to the warehouse, collect their composter (the package is easy to carry) and are associated with it via a QR code.
  • Users can also conveniently receive a STELO home container, useful to move waste to the composter.
  • Users are therefore independent in managing all the organic fraction, with significant savings as the utility will have a very much reduced amount of waste to collected.

How can I compost?

Composting is simple, but for beginners it can be useful to have support both in the initial stages and over time. CompostUP is the solution to stay connected with citizens, to provide information, train users in the correct practice of composting and answer to their questions through different channels and forms of communication such as: 

  • ecotips
  • photographs
  • questionnaire
  • FAQs
  • Composting manual

Where shall I place the composter?

One of the essential steps in composting is to place the container correctly and in the right place. Once users get home with their composter, they can connect to the app and follow the instructions. If the utility has activated the “Composters register”, it can verify where it has been positioned and suggest changes if needed.

Sartori Ambiente products to manage home composting

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