GARD A new start for the “100% Composting Territory” project

GARD A new start for the “100% Composting Territory” project
GARD A new start for the “100% Composting Territory” project

Générac, Garons, Saint-Gilles and Caissargues will in turn benefit from free distribution of composters and worm composters.

After several months of pause due to supply difficulties encountered in purchasing composters and worm composters, distribution operations will resume from June 10 to July 5. It is the turn of the municipalities of Générac, Garons, Saint-Gilles and Caissargues to benefit from free distribution of composters and worm composters!

This is a major decision that the elected officials of Nîmes Métropole voted on during the Community Council of February 13, 2023: the deployment of free composters and worm composters for all residents of the agglomeration. Objective ? Effectively respond to the legal obligation to generalize sorting at Source of bio-waste (effective since January 1, 2024), by equipping some 8,000 additional households in the region free of charge each year. In fact, bio-waste still represents a third of the content of our residual bin, that is to say a third of the waste that is not sorted. It is a deposit that can be diverted from disposal or landfill to transform it into a resource. Especially since composting is easy and a solution exists for all households, whether they live in a house with or without a garden, or in an apartment without an exterior.
To support households in this process, Nîmes Métropole launched the “100% composting territory” program in 2021, including the establishment of local shared composting sites as well as the deployment of a distribution campaign for free individual composters and worm composters. A process which will take place until 2026 according to a forecast schedule. Departure of the fourth wave in Générac, Garons, Saint-Gilles and Caissargues from June 10 to July 5, 2024 (See the calendar here).

Do you live in Générac, Garons, Saint-Gilles and Caissargues?

From Tuesday, May 28, messengers will go door to door to answer all your questions about waste sorting, composting (or worm composting) and how to collect your free composter or worm composter. Do not hesitate to also consult the website of your municipality. If you live in these municipalities and have already made a request, you will soon receive an email telling you to come and collect it from the collection point in your municipality.

If you live in another municipality in the Agglomeration and you would like to adopt composting, you can make an online request for a composter or worm composter on the monservicedéchets.com application. You will then be on the waiting list and then informed to come and collect your composter from the storage site located at Km Delta in Nîmes. From June, the 3,325 people already on the waiting list will be informed in successive waves to come and collect their composter.

“We had to wait a few months, but now we are ready again! This operation represents more than 1 million euros for the Agglomeration but it is a profitable investment. Adopting composting allows the community to reduce the tonnages collected and processed and therefore ultimately the cost for the community” explain Franck Proust, President of Nîmes Métropole and Bernard Angelras, Deputy Vice-President for the Environment, at collection and treatment of waste.

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