Paris’ 11th and 19th arrondissements renew their confidence in Veolia for household waste management

To adapt to the evolution of the volume of waste in these two arrondissements, Veolia teams will first optimize the collection resources deployed on the ground. In a second phase, food waste will be collected and by 2020 will reach 30 kg of bio-waste per person per year in line with the City of Paris’ "zero waste" strategy.

Fighting food waste, reducing the carbon footprint

With the "door to door" collection system set up by Veolia, the City of Paris will install special containers in apartment buildings and roll out an information campaign to help Parisians correctly sort food waste. This City of Paris initiative to fight food waste will be involved in the circular economy and reduce the capital’s carbon footprint: heat recovered during the anaerobic digestion of this biowaste will be transformed into green electricity and the residues into compost.

"We are very pleased to continue to expand our activity in these two districts of Paris through this contract renewal. Year on year we adapt our methods and our performances to changes in the different types of waste. Our ambition is not only to fully meet the ambitious goals set by the City of Paris but also to contribute to France’s energy transition law for green growth," said Didier Courboillet, Regional Director Ile-de-France for Veolia’s waste recycling and recovery activity in France.