LISBOA A COMPOSTAR
COMPOSTING IN NUMBERS
Total Registrations Received
Total Composters Delivered
Total Actions Performed
Recovered / diverted tones
NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS IN THE PORTAL
NUMBER OF COMPOSTERS DELIVERED
Number of composters delivered – Number of domestic composters delivered in awareness actions
NUMBER OF AWARENESS ACTIONS
Number of awareness actions carried out – Number of awareness actions for domestic and community composting carried out monthly
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
Number of participants – Number of participants in awareness actions for domestic and community composting carried out monthly
NUMBER OF REGRISTRATIONS IN THE PORTAL (CUMULATIVE)
Number of registrations made on the Portal (Cumulative) – Cumulative monthly evolution of total registrations received, also considering the registrations received during 2018, the latter without monthly breakdown
NUMBER OF COMPOSTERS DELIVERED (CUMULATIVE)
Number of composters delivered (Cumulative) – Cumulative monthly evolution of total composters delivered, also considering all composters delivered throughout 2018, the latter without monthly breakdown
NUMBER OF AWARENESS ACTIONS MADE (CUMULATIVE)
Number of awareness actions carried out (Cumulative) – Cumulative monthly evolution of total awareness actions carried out, also considering all those that took place throughout 2018, the latter without monthly breakdown
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (CUMULATIVE)
Number of participants (Cumulative) – Cumulative monthly evolution of total participants in awareness actions, also considering all those who participated in the actions throughout 2018, the latter without monthly breakdown
ESTIMATED ANNUAL DIVERSION (TONNES)
Estimated annual divertion (Tonnes) – Estimated bio waste treatment capacity in tonnes/year
LISBOA A COMPOSTAR (LISBON COMPOSTING) is a project that aims at training in composting, offering a domestic composter to residents who have space to install it and the continued support of THE LISBON CITY COUNCIL to residents who, through registration, express their interest in reducing their domestic waste, producing fertilizer that will be used in their backyard, yard or garden.
If you do not have enough land space to install your composter, you can still register and show interest in community composting. The Lisbon City Council began the installation of pilot community composters in four parishes: Ajuda, Areeiro, Campolide and Olivais.
Doing domestic composting avoids forwarding for the incineration of recoverable waste. In 2017 alone, more than 600 tons of common waste were collected daily in Lisbon, of which 40% were biodegradable and sent for incineration. The Lisbon City Council proposes to reverse this process at its origin, providing residents with a way to recycle this waste in their homes, with economic and environmental advantages.
Instead of throwing away the leftovers from the preparation of meals, specifically fruits and vegetables, in the garbage container, we can put them in the composter. We cover them with small branches, herbs and leaves and let Nature take its course. It is very simple and natural.
Compost is the result of the biological transformation process, which we call composting. In this process we obtain a fertilizer or fertilizer that acts as an agricultural corrector in the soil, nourishing the soil, improving its physical, chemical properties and structure, avoiding the costly and polluting consumption of chemical fertilizers.
Learn more at lisboaacompostar.cm-lisboa.pt.