The Corporation – Activity Results

(Data as of December, 31 of 2016)
94

of the total population has access to recycling.

297

Municipalities participate in the blue bins Packaging Recycling System.

157000

Blue Bins are being used, while more than 206 thousand have been delivered to the Local Authorities (cumulative total).

493

special collection vehicles for recyclable materials have been given to the Municipalities.

32

Recycling Sorting Centers (RSCs) operate throughout the country.

547000

tons of materials were recycled from all the activities of the Herrco.

YEARS 2009-2010-2011-2012-2013-2014-2015 AT A GLANCE

Index 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Inhabitants served
(cumulative sums, mil.) (1)
7,6 8,1 8,1 8,9 9,4 9,4 9,9 10.1
Percentage of population coverage (%) 74% 79% 79% 82% 87% 87% 92% 94%
RSCs
(cumulative sums)
22 28 27 28 29 30 32 32
Bins delivered to municipalities
(cumulative sums, thousands) (2)
98 111 126 138 153 164 187 206
Collection vehicles delivered to municipalities
(cumulative sums)
327 359 370 387 406 430 473 493

(1) It includes collaborating Local Authorities or other bodies handling municipal waste. The population figures for 2012-2016 are based on the 2011 Census by the National Statistical Service of Greece (while the population figures for 2009-2011 are based on the 2001 Census by the National Statistical Service of Greece).
(2) The ongoing recording of bins shows that the existing network currently includes approximately 157,000 active Blue Bins.