Each resident of the municipality generated 254.5 kg last year; in the country, production is 390 kg per person, according to Abrelpe
Each resident of Americana generated 254.5 kg of garbage last year, according to data from the Sosu Selective Collection Program (Municipal Department of Urban Works and Services). The number is 35% lower than the national average.
In the country, there is a production of 390 kg per person, according to the Panorama of Solid Waste in Brazil 2021, a study released by Abrelpe (Brazilian Association of Public Cleaning and Special Waste Companies).
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According to Eurípedes Fante Raymundo, responsible for the Americana Selective Collection Program, this difference exists because the American population “recycles a lot”.
The administration reported that, in all, about 850 tons of recyclable materials are collected monthly in the municipality.
“Americana generates and sends about 5,200 tons of garbage to landfills per month. If it weren’t for the collection of recyclables, there would be 850 tons more that would go to the landfill, but go into the recycling cycle,” said Eurípedes.
Based on figures from 2012 to 2021, the municipal administration still cites that, even with the increase in population, the amount of garbage destined for the landfill annually remains almost unchanged. Depending on the comparison, it is even smaller.
In 2013, for example, when 224,551 people lived in Americana, 64,428 tons were disposed of. In 2021, with 244,730 residents, the city shipped 62,206 tons.
The municipal selective collection takes place from Monday to Saturday, and also on holidays, from 6:30 am to 10 am. Residents interested in participating in the program must register through the Digital Service Center or by calling (19) 3475-9024.
In the municipality, there are also 31 PEVs (Voluntary Delivery Points) and nine eco points available to the population, in addition to the work carried out by the cooperative of recyclables Cooperlírios.
“Selective collection contributes to the generation of employment and income, to the economy, saves renewable and non-renewable natural resources, reduces river water and atmospheric pollution, increases the useful life of the sanitary landfill”, said Eurípedes.