The city of Galicia a few months ago promoted the implementation of an Organic Matter Management Plan, with which they wanted to promote the composting of the municipality. They installed in some of their neighborhoods the “brown container” or “fifth container” that has organic waste as its exclusive use.
The waste that must be deposited in the fifth container is food waste (fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, seafood shells, dried fruit, bread, coffee or infusions), kitchen paper, plants and cork stoppers.
An initiative that is part of Sustainable Santiago, a project launched by the City of Santiago for the management of the street cleaning and garbage collection service, and bears the name of “Ti Tes a chave”. Mila Castro, the responsible councilor, stressed that this campaign will serve to keep Santiago as a benchmark in waste management.
The Municipality of Santiago wants to ensure a good use of the brown container and that is why the Citisend system will be used.
Citisend has implemented its technology in these containers with the electronic lock for containers, the opening is activated via Bluetooth through a citizen application, or with a card.
To unlock “the cover” and be able to throw organic waste in this tank we must bring the card closer. It is important to wait for the beep to end before moving the card away. If we don’t, the collector door won’t be unlocked.
This system will also allow to know the recycling rates of Compostelans, and will give data that will allow the city council to improve its recycling rates.