Societal acceptance of new waste management systems: citizen awareness and participation

On 26 June 2019

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A proper source separation is the first step towards high recycling performances. To enhance the involvement of inhabitants in waste collection, public authorities have to set a comprehensive system that provides clear information, convenient collection equipment, and relevant incentives promoting sustainable behaviours.

To discuss the topic of societal acceptance and public participation in waste management, the COLLECTORS project invited, on 3 December 2018, to save the date of 26 June 2019 for a public conference, co-organised and hosted by ACR+ member the City of Warsaw. During half a day, local waste players, representatives of different European public authorities, and COLLECTORS partners will share their experiences and solutions to improve citizens' awareness and participation. This conference is taking place at the Copernic Conference Centre in Warsaw, Poland.



The agenda will be soon updated with the names of the speakers. Organisers reserve the right to bring some changes to the agenda.


Welcoming participants
9.00 Opening of the conference and official welcome of the participants


Presentation of waste management in Warsaw


Presentation of Collectors

An update on the project’s activities


1st panel discussion

Selective collection in multi-family building. How to reach the inhabitants to increase recycling rates?


2nd panel discussion

Waste collection systems: organisation and collection schemes to ensure public participation


3rd panel discussion

Good practices: motivations and incentives to boost recycling rates

13.40 Conclusion
13.50 Lunch
14.30 – 17.30 Training sessions

Room A: COLLECTORS case study session

Several public authorities, identified as good practices by the COLLECTORS project, will present their waste management system for paper and packaging waste, and WEEE.

Room B: URBANREC training session

Opportunities and challenges for the development of a network of reuse centres in cities. Cooperation with the non-profit sector and social economy organisations.


The project URBANREC – New Approaches for the Valorisation of URBAN bulky waste into high added value RECycled products  has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement N° 690103. More information on


Practical information

Venue: Copernic Conference Centre, Warsaw

Interpretation will be provided in English and Polish


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