Waste

Tri sélectif des déchetsIn the area covered by the departmental waste management scheme, each resident produced an average of 535kg of waste in 2009:

  • nearly 240kg of residual household waste
  • 67kg of waste from communal sorting schemes (glass, paper and cardboard, plastic bottles and containers, drinks cans and food tins, food cartons, aerosols, etc.)
  • nearly 230kg of waste collected at waste reception sites (occasional household waste), including 94kg of green waste.

Orne Council’s role

The Council’s role is to establish:

  • a departmental non-hazardous waste management and prevention scheme (formerly known as PEDMA) and to assess the scheme every six years and revise it if necessary,
  • a departmental management and prevention scheme covering waste from building sites and public works, which it also assesses every six years and revises if necessary,

These schemes are there to guide and coordinate actions headed by public and private bodies, in order to:

  • reduce waste production at source
  • recover as much of the waste produced as possible
  • ensure compliance with the regulations
  • optimise the transport of non-hazardous waste.

Orne Council subsidises the relevant authorities so that they can:

  • equip and extend waste reception sites
  • create transfer platforms, along with composting facilities for green waste or sludge from waste water treatment plants and green waste storage/shredding platforms
  • buy individual compost bins
  • create storage facilities for inert waste
  • run awareness-raising/communication/prevention operations.

The role of the local communities, inter-communal structures and utilities

The inter-communal structures and the relevant utilities are responsible for the collection and treatment of non-hazardous waste (residual household waste, waste from communal sorting facilities, etc.) and the management of waste reception sites in the Orne.

Only two independent communities remain responsible for waste management themselves, namely Fel and Chambois.

Why sort waste?

To reduce the size of waste storage facilities, to protect our natural resources and to lessen the impact on the environment.

Waste reception sites in the Orne

Cardboard boxes, metal, rubble, garden waste, cumbersome items (e.g. old beds, mattresses, etc.), wood, hazardous waste, used engine oil or cooking oil and so on must be taken to a waste reception site.