Media
10 october 2014

Renovation of the Eiffel Tower: over 80% waste recycled.

This year the Eiffel Tower is celebrating its 125th anniversary, it attracts over 7 million paying visitors per year.

Tour Eiffel - Trocadéro

 

The renovation of the first floor has just been completed at one of the most popular landmarks in the world. 250 tons of waste has been produced in the two and a half years of work and Veolia has recycled 83% of the waste.

Tour Eiffel - plateforme

To work on this extremely popular site and to meet the daily collection requirements, Veolia has had to put in place important safety measures. 

The company has had to collect the waste before transportation to sorting centers between 7 and 9 in the morning, before the opening to the public, using a 160m² platform with a 9 ton capacity to bring the rubble down.

 

Tour Eiffel - Benne - veolia


“Once it has been received at the sorting centers, the material is isolated.  Then, the wood is crushed, the plastic compressed and the rubble sorted according to its quality”, explains Dominique Bar, sorting and recycling manager at Veolia Ile-de-France.
 


Managing the sorting process as close as possible to the Eiffel Tower site has enabled the recycling of over 80% of the waste in Veolia’s centers, which have a capacity of 30 tons per hour.
 

tour Eiffel - Recyclage - illustration- UK


 

250 tons

of waste 

83 %

of the waste
is reclycled

Sorting
capacity of

30 tons

per hour