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Région Sud

Key numbers

Material recovery

12,5 Millions


12,5 Millions tons

Household waste, economic activities including waste from construction sites

Barely 31% of household and recycled waste including 290,000 tonnes of household packaging

Only 57kg / year / inhab. against 76kg / year / hab. on average in France

Waste prevention

2,6 Millions


2,6 Millions inhabitants

wether 52% of the regional population covered by local waste prevention programs

Household waste collection

3,5 Millions


3,5 Millions tons

are produced by households each year and then collected by communities




34 partners

are now stakeholders in the LIFE IP Smart Waste project

Waste generated in 2016

21,5 Millions


21,5 Millions tons

by totaling household waste and those of economic activities including waste from construction sites

Waste treatment

4,9 Millions


4,9 Millions tons

are sent to household and similar waste treatment facilities
For this purpose, the Region has 84 treatment plants and 70 waste collection centers.
42 Facilities used outside the region

Economy and costs

830 M€

per year

830 M€ per year

10 000 jobs related to household and similar waste management

Waste disposal

1,85 Millions


1,85 Millions tons

sent to storage or stabilization facilities before disposal

Total budget

34 Millions


34 Millions euros

total budget for the implementation of all LIFE IP Smart Waste project actions

Energy production

1,33 Millions


1,33 Millions tons

non-hazardous waste incinerated with energy recovery device

Environmental impacts

448,5 thousands


448,5 thousands tons

CO2 emissions avoided by recycling all waste

Concrete Actions



146 actions

make up the LIFE IP Smart Waste project

As of January 1st, 2017, the Regional Observatory for Waste in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (ORD) was entrusted to the Regional Agency for the Environment and Eco-development (ARPE).

Its steering is ensured by the members of the steering committee, namely:

  • the Regional council Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,

  • the Regional Directorate for the Environment, Planning and Housing (DREA),

  • and the Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME).

The ORD's missions are identified precisely in a road map developed jointly by the members of the Steering Committee. The main mission of the ORD is to ensure and improve the knowledge of regional waste management and to disseminate the results of its work annually, in particular via the Waste Dashboard in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It is also responsible for annually monitoring reliable and reference indicators for waste management in Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur. The Observatory is a long-term analytical tool for monitoring public policies (Regional Plan for Prevention and Management of Waste).