The period 2011-2015 has meant the consolidation of the waste management model established in the PMGRM (Metropolitan Programme of Municipal Waste Management) 2009-2016. This management has been marked by a significant decrease in the generation of municipal waste which started in 2008 and reached levels per capita of less than 1.2 kg/inh/day (426 kg a year) from 2012. It was also defined by the stagnation in the selective collection ratios, specially in reference to the fraction of organic matter. From these data, the AMB has reviewed the PMGRM 2009-16, by introducing new parameters and objectives.
Regarding waste management, it is worth mentioning the achievement of important milestones such as treating all the waste in metropolitan facilities, except for the fraction of road cleaning which, because of its composition, it is sent to a controlled storage depot, and the establishment of a stable waste management scheme based mainly on energy recovery. It also opens the door to new technologies that can treat fractions which, for their uniformity, composition and calorific value, permit it.
Waste management indicators