Changes to the collection system for municipal waste – Ingolstadt WIP joint local authority is checking the effects
The Ingolstadt WIP joint local authority (waste incineration plant "Zweckverband") commissioned bifa to analyse and assess the effects of the introduction of a recycling bin or changes to the collection system.
Contents of the analysis and evaluation
With regard to possible changes in responsibilities in the waste industry and ambitious resource conservation as a result of the amendment of the Recycling Management Act, the joint local authority waste recovery plant in Ingolstadt examined the effects that the introduction of a recyclable materials bin could have on the joint local authority's plants and on the waste management structures of the joint local authority's members. Among other things, this involves the issue regarding the effects that the recycling quotas required by the legislator, competition from commercial collections and the volatility of the secondary raw materials market will have on the joint local authority and its members. The study also focussed on an extension of separate biowaste collection and skimming off recyclable materials still contained in the residual waste.
At the start of the study an inventory was carried out of the as-is situation in the joint local authority and its members.
- Sorting analyses per local authority to determine the recyclable material potential in the residual waste
- Inventory of material flows, collection systems as well as recovery and disposal routes
- An analysis of the revenue and costs situation.
The inventory enabled the joint local authority to map changes in individual joint local authority members and to illustrate the effects.
The models discussed in the gaming simulation for further development of the Packaging Ordinance and introduction of a recyclable materials bin were adequately taken into account. The analysis and assessment of the effects of potential changes in the waste industry on the joint local authority enabled statements to be made on the important aspects for the joint local authority and its members.