The Evolution of the Waste Collection

  • Ana Pires
  • Graça Martinho
  • Susana Rodrigues
  • Maria Isabel Gomes


This chapter discusses the concept of the integrated waste collection that could bring the collection operational unit of the integrated solid waste management into the center of it. The integrated waste collection concept is based on the operational units existing in the waste management system, having in mind the waste hierarchy principle and the contribution to the circular economy. The integrated waste collection has impacts on the economy, society, and environment, and its conception needs to look at the way how it can be sustainable and contribute to the sustainability of the waste management where it belongs.


Biological treatment Energy recovery ISWM Recycling Source separate collection Sustainability Waste hierarchy Waste prevention 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Pires
    • 1
  • Graça Martinho
    • 1
  • Susana Rodrigues
    • 1
  • Maria Isabel Gomes
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences and TechnologyUniversidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCT NOVA)CaparicaPortugal

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