8 de March de 2019


March, 2019.- Romero Polo has participated in the third edition of the international urban waste management forum, Waste in Progress 2019, which was held from 6 to 8 March in Girona. Each year brings together the most prominent professionals in the sector to share business innovation projects, successful cases of collection models in different cities around the world or how the collaboration of the public and private sector in waste management can be more efficient and operational.

Under the motto We seek solutions to specific problems, this year’s edition had 4 workshops with different specialists who contributed their points of view on the various issues included in the program. Throughout the forum discussed, among other issues, the implementation of the PAYT system (pay for what is discarded) to reduce the generation of waste, a technical debate on the need or not to implement a payment system to improve or reduce the generation of waste; of the different experiences on the functioning of container closure systems with associated technology. Another of the workshops held was about the internalization of technology in the door-to-door garbage collection service, in which various experts, including Romero Polo’s services director, Vicente Sánchez, discussed the challenges, the opportunities and the difficulties associated with technologies and their efficiency.

With more than 1,400 attendees in 2018, Waste in Progress has become a consolidated meeting whose main objective is to put in contact administrations, companies and specialized technicians to jointly debate innovative and effective solutions in the collection of municipal waste, precisely at a moment in the one that has to rethink a model that in many cases has become obsolete.

About Romero Polo
The company manages the road collection and cleaning service of the city of Lleida, as well as the waste collection from the Aran Valley and the management of the Segrià waste treatment plant. It also deals with the maintenance of infrastructures, installations and energy services such as the management of public lighting or the development of projects related to energy efficiency.