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1 Aglantzia’s Pay as you throw The eco-social approach to Waste collection pricing Harris Tsangarides Aglantzia Municipality Town Clerk

2 The issue Limited recycling Limited recycling Compared with the rest of the EU Compared with the rest of the EU Large Number of Debtors Large Number of Debtors Disproportionate number of students (hard to track, charge, collect fees) Disproportionate number of students (hard to track, charge, collect fees) Constant pleas for Garbage fees Constant pleas for Garbage fees Unfair system Unfair system Subjective criteria Subjective criteria Nicosia 6/6/2014

3 Current pricing system Flat rate Flat rate According to size of dwelling and/or number of inhabitants According to size of dwelling and/or number of inhabitants No connection with actual consumption No connection with actual consumption Maximum fee of €170 per household Maximum fee of €170 per household Brake-Even regime Brake-Even regime “Polluter Pays”!!!! “Polluter Pays”!!!! Nicosia 6/6/2014

4 Until… a rainy day in Brussels... Nicosia 6/6/2014

5 Investigation Google Google Twinned Towns Twinned Towns Green Dot Green Dot Nicosia 6/6/2014

6 The initial proposal Memo to the Board (June 2006) Memo to the Board (June 2006) “Prepaid Bag” “Prepaid Bag” Re-sent to the new board (2007) Re-sent to the new board (2007) Hesitations Hesitations Resistance to change Resistance to change Illegal Dumping Illegal Dumping Legal issues Legal issues Cost Cost Nicosia 6/6/2014

7 And on Green Dot intervention Green Dot intervention Municipal Board re-convenes Municipal Board re-convenes Mayor gives strong political support Mayor gives strong political support Addressed positively by the Ministry of Interior Addressed positively by the Ministry of Interior Visit to Flanders and an in depth look in to PAYT systems Visit to Flanders and an in depth look in to PAYT systems New thorough memo New thorough memo Board reaches a positive political decision Board reaches a positive political decision Nicosia 6/6/2014

8 Aglantzia’s PAYT Volume or Weight? Bag or Bin? Nicosia 6/6/2014

9 Aglantzia’s PAYT Bag: Bag: Advantages: Advantages: Constant Cash Flow Constant Cash Flow No need to register No need to register Direct receipts Direct receipts Easily understood Easily understood Disadvantages Disadvantages Less Fair– Half empty bags Less Fair– Half empty bags Mass buying – cost awareness Mass buying – cost awareness Hard to identify in large buildings – flats Hard to identify in large buildings – flats Cats and weather Cats and weather Dumping sites charge per weight Dumping sites charge per weight Nicosia 6/6/2014

10 Aglantzia’s PAYT Bin: Bin: Advantages: Advantages: Fairer System Fairer System Direct contact / usage awareness Direct contact / usage awareness Apartment Blocks Apartment Blocks Weight to weight charge Weight to weight charge Disadvantages: Disadvantages: Large cost ( Pilot €100Κ) Large cost ( Pilot €100Κ) Harder transition Harder transition Increased collection time by about 35% Increased collection time by about 35% Nicosia 6/6/2014

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12 Other Decisions– Where & How Pilot project : Pilot project : 600 dwellings (12,7% population) 600 dwellings (12,7% population) Easily defined area Easily defined area Larnakos ave, Ammochostou ave, Green Line Larnakos ave, Ammochostou ave, Green Line Postal Code 2103 Postal Code 2103 Good population sample Good population sample High, Medium, Low Income Υψηλά, detached housing, apartment blocks, students High, Medium, Low Income Υψηλά, detached housing, apartment blocks, students Close to the “Green Point” Close to the “Green Point” Nicosia 6/6/2014

13 Other Decisions –App Blocks The issue The issue Large Waste Volume Large Waste Volume Confined Bin space Confined Bin space “Anonymity” “Anonymity” Pilot within a pilot: Pilot within a pilot: 120lt bins where possible 120lt bins where possible 1100lt bins for joint use with barometric lock 1100lt bins for joint use with barometric lock RFID equipped press RFID equipped press Nicosia 6/6/2014

14 Other Decisions- Invoicing Total waste collection cost 2010 / Total waste weight 2010 Total waste collection cost 2010 / Total waste weight 2010 €0,10 per kilo €0,10 per kilo Social criteria Social criteria The same discounts following an application The same discounts following an application Detailed invoicing every 3 months Detailed invoicing every 3 months Date / Time / Weight / Cost Date / Time / Weight / Cost Dummy Invoicing to familiarise Dummy Invoicing to familiarise Nicosia 6/6/2014

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16 Λεμεσός 7/6/2011 Awareness Campaign Via national and local newspapers radio and TV interviews - Free Via national and local newspapers radio and TV interviews - Free

17 Awareness Campaign Logo and Branding (Flyers and Q&A) Logo and Branding (Flyers and Q&A) Nicosia 6/6/2014

18 Awareness Campaign Website Website Door to Door Door to Door Nicosia 6/6/2014

19 Issues addressed No illegal dumping increase – A relief No illegal dumping increase – A relief Use of “neighbouring” bins Use of “neighbouring” bins A small number of bins had no weightings A small number of bins had no weightings Nicosia 6/6/2014

20 Issues addressed Resistance to change Resistance to change “Bin Aesthetics” / Bin Lockers “Bin Aesthetics” / Bin Lockers “Punish Municipality” for other issues! “Punish Municipality” for other issues! Locks Locks Labour system misuse Labour system misuse Remove bin before end of weighting cycle Remove bin before end of weighting cycle «….μιά σακκουλούα……» (just a small bag) «….μιά σακκουλούα……» (just a small bag) Software issues Software issues Single Garbage truck Single Garbage truck Nicosia 6/6/2014

21 The results The costs for 2013 : The costs for 2013 : Truck Costs Rent31,795 Fuel2,617 Maintenance902 35,314 Staffing Direct labor37,948 Administration18,774 Other Overhead3,381 60,103 Depreciation Bins1,612 Campaign1,023 2,635 98,052 Nicosia 6/6/2014

22 The results Despite: Despite: The lack of “Green Point” The lack of “Green Point” The fact that the results have not been notified to the participants The fact that the results have not been notified to the participants The recession The recession Nicosia 6/6/2014

23 The results For 2013 For 2013 There were 29,842 weightings There were 29,842 weightings Reliable measurements 28,380 Reliable measurements 28, compressor uses 276 compressor uses 595,237 kg collected 595,237 kg collected The average house had kg The average house had kg The average apartment block had 3,219 kg The average apartment block had 3,219 kg Estimated annual domestic waste kg per person Estimated annual domestic waste kg per person Nicosia 6/6/2014

24 The results Adding all recycling: Adding all recycling: We reach the astonishing result of per capita domestic waste of Kg We reach the astonishing result of per capita domestic waste of Kg Cyprus as per Eurostat had in Kg! Cyprus as per Eurostat had in Kg! Reduction of 59.9% Reduction of 59.9% Nicosia 6/6/2014

25 The results PAYT Eurostat 2012 domestic waste per capita Nicosia 6/6/2014

26 Recycling Decrease in overall recycling Increase in PAYT area (11.3% in 2013) Nicosia 6/6/2014

27 The impact on households Overall cost reduction of 13.4% Overall cost reduction of 13.4% Detached housing Detached housing 235 are currently overcharged / 144 undercharged 235 are currently overcharged / 144 undercharged Savings can go up to €142 (83.5%) Savings can go up to €142 (83.5%) Apartment blocks Apartment blocks 80 are currently overcharged / 13 undercharged 80 are currently overcharged / 13 undercharged Nicosia 6/6/2014

28 The next steps Complete the pilot Complete the pilot Re-cost Re-cost Real invoicing Real invoicing New Data New Data Android / i Phone real time application Android / i Phone real time application Expand into a fully fledged system Expand into a fully fledged system EU Structural Funds application EU Structural Funds application €1.6 million €1.6 million Nicosia 6/6/2014

29 Thank you for your attention Harris Tsangarides Town Clerk of Aglantzia


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