Biowaste Collection

Best practices

In order to help cities improve their management of biowaste, SCALIBUR partners will identify and develop best practices for selective collection, transport, sorting and pre-treatment, and characterisation of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW), HORECA and retail waste and sewage sludge. Click on the icons below to download our best practice factsheets!

Partners will identify technical best practices in terms of containerisation and depositing/collection of waste. Attention will also be paid to citizen awareness campaigning and the most effective incentive schemes.

A start to end process for sorting and pre-treatment of OFMSW will be developed, including an innovative biowaste monitoring system. Best practices for sorting and pre-treating sewage sludge will also be sought.

Transport and logistics of urban biowaste will be optimised during the project by identifying the best methods and algorithms to reduce collection times, avoiding transport steps and optimise the time needed to reach the treatment plants.

Partners will develop a characterisation protocol for the three biowaste fractions. This will help to optimise the feedstocks for conversion to high added value products.

Pilot actions

Partners will engage stakeholders along the value chain – from waste generators to collectors and processors – to support the integration of innovative biowaste management practices in three pilot cities – Albano Laziale (Italy), Kozani (Greece) and Madrid (Spain). Pilot actions to test and evaluate good practices will start in 2020.
Read the stories of our pilot cities:

Join the SCALIBUR final conference in Valencia!

SCALIBUR will host its final conference – Breaking barriers to make the most of biowaste: From smart collection to innovative valorisation – on 19 October in sunny Valencia! We hope you will be motivated to join us, either in person or online. Check out the agenda below and register here:

Biowaste Club for local administrators in Albano!

On 13 September, as part of the third edition of the “Training Camp – VENTOTENE 2022” promoted by ANCI Lazio, a Biowaste Club for local administrators will be held, an opportunity dedicated on ideas and strategies related to the recovery of organic waste to promote the bioeconomy. Andrea Vignoli will present the work carried out […]

Circular Policies for Changing the Biowaste System

As up to 50% of European municipal waste is organic, valorisation of biowaste is a key tenet of a circular economy. However, numerous regulatory bottlenecks hinder the full deployment of revolutionary solutions in the field. In this framework, SCALIBUR has teamed up with four other Horizon 2020 projects to promote innovative solutions and bring down […]

Best performing territory

The Municipality of Lund participates as best performing territory and mentor. Discovery how they became a circular economy pioneer:


To find out more about SCALIBUR’s work on biowaste collection please contact:
Licinio Díaz Expósito, ITENE