Seine-Saint-Denis: sorting your waste becomes easier

You will no longer have to worry about where to throw the plastic wrap of the ham, the yogurt pot, the polystyrene tray, the bag of chips and the tube of cream.

All packaging will now go in the yellow container. Since January 1, simplified sorting is essential in Seine-Saint-Denis, Essonne and Paris.

The entire 93 covered within three months. More than 910,000 inhabitants are already concerned by the simplification of sorting instructions. The new system is operational for Est Ensemble (Romainville, Bagnolet, Bobigny, Bondy, Les Lilas, Montreuil, Noisy-le-Sec, Le Pré-Saint-Gervais, Pantin), Paris Terre d’Envol (Aulnay, Drancy, Dugny, Le Bourget, Le Blanc-Mesnil, Sevran, Tremblay-en-France, Villepinte) and seven municipalities of Grand-Paris-Grand-Est (Clichy, Coubron, Livry, Le Raincy, Les Pavillons-sous-Bois, Villemomble, Vaujours) .

Plaine Commune (Saint-Denis, Aubervilliers, La Courneuve, Epinay, L’Ile-Saint-Denis, Pierrefitte, Saint-Ouen, Stains, Villetaneuse) and the five remaining municipalities of Grand-Paris-Grand-Est will follow within three months. (Gagny, Noisy-le-Grand, Neuilly-sur-Marne, Rosny-sous-Bois and Neuilly-Plaisance).

A small gesture towards the right bin to recycle more. One of the objectives of the simplification is to improve the recycling rate. However, “Seine-Saint-Denis is the department in the region which has the weakest performance in terms of sorting,” recalls Olivier Le Clech, Ile-de-France director at Citeo, in charge of recycling household packaging and papers.

“We see that sorting is more difficult in urbanized areas and in densely populated areas,” adds Olivier Le Clech. At the scale of France, the recycling rate reaches 68%, against 18% 25 years ago. On the other hand, it is impossible to know the percentage in the 93, since we do not know the total quantity of packaging in circulation in the department.

Very low numbers. In Seine-Saint-Denis, nearly 17 kg of household packaging are sorted per year and per inhabitant, which is almost half the Ile-de-France average of 32.8 kg (48.9 kg nationally).

Specific action at the Stade de France. Citeo indicates that selective sorting will be deployed on this site, which can accommodate more than 80,000 people, during major sporting and cultural events. In addition, local collection will be improved in the 93, with 208 additional voluntary contribution terminals planned.

Modernization of sorting centers. No simplified sorting without bringing industrial sites up to standard: they have been particularly equipped with optical sorting machines capable of differentiating between materials and materials. In the department, three sorting centers also make it possible to process the packaging and paper collected thanks to the door-to-door and voluntary contribution system.

The three departments which have already taken the plunge will be joined by the whole of France in 2022, as part of the total harmonization of sorting instructions.

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