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Integrated Waste Collection Programme

Milan ranks very high among European metropolitan areas in its separation and collection rates thanks to the implementation of food waste collection for households citywide. Milan started the residential food waste collection program and transparent bag program for recyclables in 2012 and completed the citywide deployment by mid-2014. The city coordinated activities with its municipal waste company and citizens by registering households and ordinances for each step, worked with building managers to raise awareness of the program details and implemented efficiency tracking and field optimization metrics.