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:

Save the date – Kozani Climate Neutrality Week

From the 30 May to 5 June the Greek city of Kozani, a SCALIBUR pilot city and a HOOP lighthouse territory, will host its first “Climate Neutrality Week”. Kozani has been selected among the European Mission 100 cities that will become Climate-Neutral and Smart by 2030, delivering the EU’s climate targets on the way to […]

Webinar “Urban Circular Bioeconomy Practices and the CEE region”

Thanks to all those who join our webinar on 13 May! During the webinar we focused on the status of circular bioeconomy trends in selected Central and Eastern European countries (Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia), and discussed European projects dealing with bioeconomy and biowaste, introducing the newly launched SCALIBUR e-learning platform to potential end-users. You can now […]

Join the Albano Laziale Circular Economy Week!

From 16 to 20 May the Italian city of Albano Laziale will host its first ‘Circular Economy Week’, a series of in-person events around the themes of biowaste management and circularity. Albano Laziale is a circular economy frontrunner in Italy, especially with regards to the collection and treatment of biowaste. It is also very active […]

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