In 2019, the Italian Collective Schemes managed 343,069 tons of WEEE, 10.4% more than in 2018.
Compared to the previous year, the share of household WEEE managed by Remedia grew by one percent, reaching 34%.
As regards the collection of household WEEE, in 2019 Remedia managed 116,000 tons, 13.3% more than in 2018. Of these, about 66.2% is made up of hazardous waste.
As in the previous year, the Grouping with the largest volume is represented by R3 for a total of 38,193 tons (+ 0.2% vs. 2018). The second Grouping by quantities managed in 2019 is R1 with 36,584 tons, which recorded an increase of 26.1% compared to the previous year. Grouping R2 follows with 22,523 tons and a growth of 23.7% year on year. R4 is confirmed as the fourth Grouping by quantities managed with 18,547 tons and a growth of 9.4%. Although last in terms of quantities managed (153 tons), the R5 Grouping recorded a 118.6% growth compared to 2018, the highest of the entire collection.
For household WEEE, regarded by current regulations as equivalent to municipal waste disposed of in a sorted manner by citizens and authorized operators at Collection Centres (Centri di Raccolta – CdR) registered with the WEEE Coordination Centre, the collection is carried from the Collecting Points (Punti di Prelievo – PdP) assigned to Remedia by the WEEE Coordination Centre. At the end of 201, 6,307 PdP were active, spread over 3,001 municipal CdR served by Remedia, of which 59,7% located in North Italy, 25,3% in the South and 15% in the Centre.
Note: CdR – Collection Centres: spaces, premises and facilities for the separate collection and temporary storage of e-waste made available by public authorities or, on a voluntary basis, by private individuals. Collecting Points (PdP): individual groupings inside the Collection Centres, assigned by the WEEE Coordination Centre to the Collective Schemes on the basis of the market quotas held by them. Service punctuality: punctuality of the collection service calculated on the basis of the response times set out in the program agreement between ANCI (National Association of Italian Municipalities) and the Coordination Centre.