The territories of "Lunéville to Baccarat" and "Pays du Sânon" choose Veolia to manage waste for their 72 municipalities


The contract’s objective, which begins in January 2019, is to reduce residual non-recyclable household waste by 40% and recover 100% of waste by the end of the contract.

Veolia will optimize waste collection and treatment from the 21,000 households in a 700 km² perimeter, reducing the distance travelled in accordance with France’s energy transition law. Covering 2 distinct local authority groupings, the contract makes it possible to pool collection resources.

An incentive fee based on the "polluter pays" principle, which is already in operation in part of the “Lunéville à Baccarat” territory, will reward good sorters and those who make an effort to reduce their waste. This new approach to financing waste collection also allows users - citizens or industry - to control their bills.

Information campaigns are planned to reduce the production of non-recyclable waste. New collection resources will be deployed alongside a series of local social and solidarity economy initiatives.

"For a community the size of Sânon, the bundled contract and public service delegation format give us the means to implement a high-performance waste policy with high environmental objectives and long-term financial control", said Michel Marchal, President of the Sânon local authority grouping.
"Our community aims to have an exemplary sustainable development and waste policy. For us, the best lever for driving this innovation is a long-term partnership with a single organization that can build a global and coherent solution: this is the response Veolia has been able to give us. We needed a certain scale to reach the critical mass of 50,000 inhabitants. Which is why we have partnered with the Sânon local authority grouping. For some of our citizens the incentive fee is a major change," added Laurent de Gouvion Saint Cyr, President of the Lunéville à Baccarat local authority grouping.
"This contract is both innovative and virtuous since reducing the quantity of waste will ultimately reduce collection and processing costs. It is no longer a question of being paid by volume but by performance. In these Lunéville territories we will co-build new models for relationships and for creating shared value," said Bernard Harambillet, Veolia’s Chief Executive Officer of France Waste Recycling & Recovery zone.