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Press release dated 6 february 2024

MONACOLLECTE 2024

Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II

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3rd EDITION OF MONACOLLECTE, A SOLIDARITY EVENT FOCUSING ON WASTE COLLECTION AND SORTING

FRIDAY 16 AND SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY FROM 10AM TO 8PM
PORT HERCULE - QUAI ANTOINE 1ER (FREE ADMISSION)


« In 2050, the word "waste" will be removed from our vocabulary, and the useless will become the resources of others. » H.S.H. Prince Albert II

The Government of Monaco and the Société Monégasque d'Assainissement (SMA), in partnership with the Monaco City Council, are repeating their solidarity event focusing on the collection and reuse of objects and waste recycling.

At this event, designed for private individuals, anyone can come and drop off in one place anything they want to get rid of, whether it is waste that cannot be disposed of in conventional containers (yellow, green or grey bins) or items that may still be useful.
A number of charities on site will collect what can be reused (clothes, toys, books, IT equipment, small electrical appliances, etc.).
The rest will be recycled or treated by the SMA (batteries, light bulbs, X-rays, paints, solvents, gas bottles, electronic and electrical waste, etc.).
There will also be free activities, exhibitions and information stands about waste collection, sorting, recycling and processing.

PROGRAMME :

Activities :
  • Virtual reality helmets and touch-screen tables to raise awareness about waste sorting, organised by Vrai Studio.
  • A mobile Escape Game dedicated to sorting, waste reduction and reuse, run by the SMA’s Waste Prevention and Recycling Officers.
  • Manual activity workshops on reusing glass and plastic packaging run by the SMA, Ecopolis and MC2D.
  • "Street Art Customisation" workshop run by Alberti Arts (Mr One Teas).
  • "Great Unpacking" activity organised by Mr and Mrs Recycling.
  • Household waste in Monaco: from source to solutions, led by Impacteco.
  • Workshop to create figurines using electrical cables and wires, run by Ruvalor.
  • Interactive conference on waste led by Bio-sphère (Friday at the Auditorium Rainier III).
  • The Monaco Multimedia Library will be proposing games relating to the reuse and reduction of waste and distributing documents (Friday).
  • The Monaco City Council will be running repair workshops and demonstrations by Repair Café volunteers (Saturday).

Information stands:
  • Information stands on waste processing and recycling with the Principality’s recyclable waste processing providers: Paprec, Ruvalor, EcolVetro, Cliiink.
  • Mission for Energy Transition : Ma Consigne, Totem exhibition and information.
  • Department of the Environment with Ecoscience Provence, to talk about the circular economy, committed shops and restaurants, waste management and best practices.
  • Exhibitions of bales of recyclable waste from the sorting centre.
Donations to charities (clean and in good condition):
  • Several charities will be collecting reusable items: Monaco Red Cross, Mission Enfance, Les Amis du Liban, Semeurs d’Espoir Monaco, APEM, Association Soleil Royal 06, La Fondation de Nice.
Collection of special household waste by the SMA (no bulky items) : batteries, light bulbs, X-rays, ink cartridges, paint cans, oil, aerosols, etc.

Book collection organised by the City Council for its "Làscia e Piya" shared libraries.

Drop-off access
Assistance with handling and orientation by the Monaco Scouts.

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Press release dated 10 November 2023

European Week for Waste Reduction from 18 to 26 November 2023

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16

As part of the EWWR, the SMA is organising two major events:

  • In partnership with Mayor of Monaco and the Department of Urban Development, the traditional treasure hunt will take place on Wednesday 22 November on the theme of packaging. Starting in Place du Canton, participants will spend around an hour solving riddles and completing challenges to find the treasure. Once they have completed the route, they will go to the SMA stand in Place d'Armes, where the winners will be presented with their prizes. The Ecopolis association is also taking part in the event and will be offering workshops on decorating reusable bags for larger purchases as well as sustainable gift bags for the festive season
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Limited entries! Game details and registration are available at the following link:

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  • The EWWR events at the Oceanographic Museum to be held on 24 November 2023.

Take part in workshops and round tables and find out more about waste-related issues. These workshops will be run by the Société Monégasque d'Assainissement, the Environment Department, the Department of Urban Development, the Interministerial Department for Digital Transition, and Impact'Eco, which will be presenting a fresco made from waste.

Details of the workshops and registration via the following link:

https://webclient.moreapp.com/form/653fb9988641c83ddd203255 Les rendez-vous de la serd au Musée océanographique de Monaco

Press release dated 04 September 2023

From 4 to 10 September 2023: European Battery Recycling Week

  • To avoid wasting natural resources that are rare or present in limited quantities in nature, such as iron, zinc and nickel, the extraction of which causes significant pollution.
  • After recycling, to produce valuable alloys and metals (steel, zinc, lead, cobalt and cadmium) that will be used in many industries.
  • To limit any risk of pollution and avoid introducing traces of heavy metals contained in certain types of batteries into household waste.

On this occasion, the SMA is launching the "Battery Box" which is available at the SMEG Boutique, 11 All. Guillaume Apollinaire, 98000 Monaco This easy to assemble, reusable (and free!) box will allow you to store your batteries at home; once full, it can be emptied at any of the collection points available in the Principality. (scan the QR Code on the box to access the list).

Press release dated 29 August 2023

Raising awareness of the need to protect the Mediterranean with AS Monaco.

On 25 August, an exceptional event took place, bringing together a passion for sport and the preservation of our marine environment. The SMA and the AS Monaco training centre organised a field trip to the Larvotto Marine Protected Area (MPA).

The aim of this exchange was twofold: to educate young sportsmen and women about the problem of contamination of natural environments by anthropogenic waste, and to raise their awareness of the need to preserve the Mediterranean. news-august-text-3-2023: The young athletes discovered the quantity and nature of the waste collected at sea by the SMA's nautical resources, demonstrating the consequences that actions can have on the marine environment. They also learned how to categorise this waste, a crucial step in the fight against pollution.

Les jeunes athlètes ont ainsi découvert la quantité et la nature des déchets collectés en mer par les moyens nautiques de la SMA, démontrant ainsi les conséquences que peuvent avoir certaines de nos actions sur l'environnement marin. Ils ont également appris à caractériser ces déchets, une étape cruciale dans la lutte contre la pollution.

This event was not just about theoretical learning, but also about giving the young sportsmen and women the chance to feel their direct impact on our environment and to become fervent defenders of it.

These young athletes are now ready to be the guardians of our Mediterranean Sea.

Together, we can make a difference to a cleaner, more sustainable future!

Press release 03 April 2023

Waste-to-Energy Plant:'

Due to a technical shutdown, necessary for the maintenance of our installations, the Monaco Waste-to-Energy Plant will be closed to customers and businesses from:

Monday 03 April at 10:00 to Friday 14 April 2023 at 10:00

Press release dated 26 December 2022

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16

CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION AND RECYCLING OPERATION

The Department of Urban Development, Mayor of Monaco and the SMA are once again joining forces to recycle Christmas trees by composting them.

So that Christmas trees don't end up abandoned in the streets of the Principality or cluttering up the rubbish bins, take them to one of our drop-off points located at the following locations:

  • PLACE SAINT-NICOLAS
  • PLACE SAINTE-DÉVOTE
  • PROMENADE HONORÉ II (in front of the Jardins d'Apolline)
  • ALLÉE SAINT JEAN-PAUL II
  • ESPLANADE ALBERT 1ER (opposite the Casino supermarket)
  • BD DU LARVOTTO (before the junction with rue du Portier)
  • PLACE DES MOULINS
  • PONT SAINTE-DÉVOTE (upper entrance to the railway station)
  • PLACE SAINT-CHARLES
  • BD DE BELGIQUE (next to the Bosio bus stop)
  • AV HECTOR OTTO (Escorial)

Free drop-off reserved EXCLUSIVELY for used Christmas trees.

By doing this, you are giving your Christmas trees a second life. The trees collected will be sorted and those that are not decorated with paint or artificial snow will be sent to a composting centre.

Dépot sapin 2022

Press release dated 02 November 2022

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16

Take part in a treasure hunt on the theme of textiles and the 3 Rs!

In partnership with Mayor of Monaco and to mark the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR), the SMA and the Department of Urban Development are offering a treasure hunt on Wednesday 23 November on the theme of textiles. Participants will spend around an hour on the hunt, starting at the Roseraie in Fontvieille, solving riddles and completing challenges to find the treasure. Once they've completed the course, they'll go to the SMA stand on Place d'Armes, where the winners will be presented with their prizes. The Ecopolis association will also be offering participants a « tawashi » workshop.

Limited entries! Game details and registration via the following link:'

https://webclient.moreapp.com/form/633fe6cb2b3a0c00f217a899

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Press release dated 13 September 2022

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16

World Clean Up Day, 17 September 2022.

World Clean Up Day 2022

The SMA is once again taking part in this eco-citizen’s clean-up operation organised by Décathlon in partnership with Monaco Town Hall, the Stand Up Planet association, Stars'N'Bars and the Monaco Government. The SMA will be providing bags and gloves for participants to collect rubbish. It will also provide containers and collection vehicles for sorting, storing and disposing of waste.. All the waste collected will be taken to the Larvotto on the Place Anne-Marie CAMPORA from 11:00 to be sorted in the presence of Prevention and Recycling Officers, who will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have about waste prevention, sorting and recycling.

Join us for this sporting and civic activity!

Press release dated 30 March 2022

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16

The Cliiink - SMA - Terradona 2022 inter-school challenge is over.

Thank you to all the participants.

Thanks to the 9,070 items of packaging collected, the young people of Monaco will have saved more than 1,600 litres of water and 1,900 kg of sand, as well as saving 1.3 tonnes of CO2

Here are a few photos of the awards ceremony for the 3 winning schools in this year's Winter 2022 inter-school challenge.

Challenge inter-écoles Hiver 2022
Challenge inter-écoles Hiver 2022

Congratulations to all the participants and in particular to Saint-Charles school, which came in 1st place, as well as Fontvieille and Révoires schools, which came 2nd and 3rd.

Press release dated 18 February 2022

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16

Désactivation temporaire des systèmes Cliiink

A compter de ce jour, Cliink procède à une opération de maintenance et de vérification technique sur l’ensemble des systèmes Cliiink de Monaco. Les services seront donc temporairement désactivés et le comptage des points ne pourra être effectué.

"Cliiinkeurs", vous serez prévenus par email dès que les systèmes seront de nouveau opérationnels.

Durant cette période, vous pouvez toujours déposer votre verre dans les bornes à verre équipées du dispositif Cliiink. Vos emballages triés seront toujours collectés en vue d’être recyclés et vous continuerez à contribuer à la protection de votre environnement. Nous vous remercions pour votre compréhension.

Press release dated 17 December 2021

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16

CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION:
WHEN THE TREE BECOMES COMPOST

(in partnership with Mayor of Monaco and the Monaco Government)

GIVE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE A SECOND LIFE
From 27 December 2021 to 31 January 2022, « CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION » points will be set up in the Principality.

Free drop-off reserved EXCLUSIVELY for used Christmas trees. By doing so, you are giving your trees a second life.

To ensure that your Christmas trees don't end up abandoned in the streets of the Principality or cluttering up the rubbish bins, take them to one of our drop-off points located at the following locations:

- PLACE SAINT-NICOLAS,
- PLACE SAINTE-DÉVOTE,
- PROMENADE HONORÉ II (in front of the Jardins d'Apolline and the Hélios)
- ALLÉE SAINT JEAN-PAUL II, - ESPLANADE ALBERT 1ER (opposite the Casino supermarket),
- BD DU LARVOTTO (before the junction with rue du Portier), - PLACE DES MOULINS,
- PONT SAINTE-DÉVOTE (upper entrance to the SNCF station), - PLACE SAINT-CHARLES,
- BD DE BELGIQUE (next to the Bosio bus stop). AV HECTOR OTTO (Escorial),

The trees collected will be shredded and sent to a composting centre in Carros.

Press release dated 17 December 2021

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16

DataDestruction: the solution for destroying digital data media for vital services, businesses and private individuals The Monegasque Digital Security Agency (AMSN) has launched a project for the secure, local destruction of digital data media. The aim is to provide a response to the challenges of cybercrime, industrial espionage and confidentiality for operators of vital services, businesses and private individuals. The AMSN is providing half of the required investment. This participation reflects the Prince’s Government's strong commitment to the issue of digital security and, thanks to this mechanism, facilitates access for as many people as possible. SMA has been chosen to operate this service, called DataDestruction. DataDestruction services and guarantees DataDestruction is a service provided entirely on Monegasque territory, using AMSN-approved equipment, by dedicated staff and with guaranteed traceability. It consists of the definitive processing of all digital media by physically destroying USB sticks, SSD cards, hard disks, LTO magnetic tapes and optical disks in accordance with the DIN 66399 standard. The resulting particles, which are completely unusable, are then recycled as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). The barcodes on the hard drives are scanned and photographed as they enter the process, so that a certificate of destruction can be issued to the customer. In practice, the media are taken to the SMA. Depending on the volumes to be processed, on-site collection can also be offered. The SMA's Sales Department is at your service to help you with this process.



SMA Services


AMSN - DataDestruction. ©Direction de la Communication – Stéphane Danna

Frédéric Fautrier, Director of AMSN, Pierre Salcedo, Deputy Manager of the Clean Environment Department at the Société Monégasque d'Assainissement and Jean-Luc Puyo, Director of Urban Development. © Communication Department - Stéphane Danna

Press release dated 20 October 2021

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16

Take part in a treasure hunt on the theme of the 3 Rs!

In partnership with Mayor of Monaco and to mark the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR), the SMA and the Department of Urban Development, are organising a treasure hunt on Wednesday 24 November on the theme of reducing, reusing and recycling waste. Taking around an hour, the treasure hunt will start from Fort Antoine in Monaco Ville, with participants having to solve riddles and complete challenges to reach the treasure. Once they've completed the route, they can go to the Place d'Armes to visit the SMA stand, where the winners will receive their prizes. The Ecopolis association will also be offering participants tips on how to make zero waste Christmas snacks and decorations, and Terrae will be showing off its hens and their role in reducing waste.

Limited entries! Game details and registration are available at following link:

https://webclient.moreapp.com/form/61643726865b6d1548dd9b8a

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Press release dated 26 June 2021

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16

What's new for the yellow bin?

Starting Monday 05 July 2021, recyclable household packaging and paper will be collected in the evening. Yellow bins will also be collected 2 times per week, free of charge. Simply place them at the kerbside from 18:30. To find out more about the collection calendar, call 92 05 75 16 or refer to the table below:

Calendrier

Press release dated 11 March 2021

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16

"Do you know everything there is to know about sorting waste, or do you want to? From 18 March to 11 April, take part in the "Sorting Game*" Challenge!

To mark World Recycling Day on 18 March, the Monaco Government, the Oceanographic Museum and the Société Monégasque d'Assainissement are joining forces to raise awareness among Monegasques of the need to sort and reduce waste.

It's easy to take part in this challenge:

. 1. Download the free Sorting Game app (Apple or Android)
2. Enter « 98000 » when asked for your postcode, click on « Monaco »
3. Click on « One, Two, Three, Sort! » mode and enter a nickname
4. Enter your e-mail address (this will be used to contact you if you are one of the winners)
5. Play! You can start again as many times as you like, just make sure you keep the same pseudonym and e-mail address

Conditions for participation: be a Monaco resident, work or go to school in Monaco

Presents will be awarded to the players with the highest scores

  • 1st prize: a half-day boat tour of the Pelagos sanctuary for 4 people, a book of tips on reducing waste
  • 2nd prize: a designer recycling bin for your home, a book of tips on reducing waste
  • 3rd prize: 1 zero waste kit, a book of tips on reducing waste,
  • And for the top 20 players a surprise

The Oceanographic Museum, a partner in this challenge, will be giving the best players tickets to its Escape Game.

*The Sorting Game is an application available on tablet, PC and smartphone. Its aim is to develop users' knowledge of waste sorting instructions. Two years ago, the Prince’s Government and the SMA entered into a partnership with Organéo, which developed the application to offer Monaco users an infinite mode based on the sorting instructions in force in the Principality. This infinite mode is available all year round with the code « Monaco ».

Press release dated 23 February 2021

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16


Due to a shutdown necessary for the maintenance of our installations, the Monaco Waste-to-Energy Plant will be closed to customers and businesses from:

Saturday 6 March 2021 at 13:00
to
Monday 15 March 2021 at 10:00

Press release dated 14 January 2021

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16


Due to low temperatures in the early hours of the morning, the Cleaning Department is making changes to the street washing programme.

In order to avoid any risk of ice forming and making surfaces slippery, the SMA may have to temporarily suspend street washing in certain areas of the Principality.

Press release dated 21 December 2020

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16


Changes to household waste collection times on 24 and 31 December, which will exceptionally begin at 17:30 instead of 19:00.

Press release dated 2 December 2020

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16


Christmas tree recovery and recycling programme

The Department of Urban Development, Mayor of Monaco and SMA are once again joining forces to recycle Christmas trees by composting them. To this end, from 26 December 2020 to 29 January 2021, Christmas tree drop-off points will be set up in the Principality.

To ensure that Christmas trees don't end up abandoned in the Principality's streets or cluttering up rubbish bins, take them to one of our collection points at the following locations:

  • Place Saint Nicolas
  • Place Sainte Dévote
  • Promenade Honoré II (in front of the Jardins d’Apolline)
  • Allée Saint Jean-Paul II
  • Esplanade Albert 1er (opposite the Casino supermarket)
  • Av Princesse Grace (opposite the Estoril residence, no.31)
  • Bd du Larvotto (before the junction with Rue du Portier)
  • Vallon La Rousse (kindergarten)
  • Place des Moulins
  • Pont Sainte Dévote (upper entrance to SNCF station)
  • Place Saint Charles
  • Bd de Belgique (next to the Bosio bus stop)


Dépose gratuite et réservée EXCLUSIVEMENT aux sapins de Noël usagés.
Par votre geste, vous offrez une seconde vie aux sapins. En effet, les sapins collectés seront broyés puis acheminés sur un centre de compostage.

Press release dated 1 October 2020

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16


The Cliiink system is evolving:

Glass is no longer the only thing that will earn you rewards. Points are now awarded to those bringing certain types of waste to the SMA.

The scale is as follows:

Pallets: 10 points for each pallet taken to the Waste-to-Energy Plant at bd Charles III. Hazardous waste: 25 points per delivery (whatever type of waste) to the special household waste reception centre on rue du Gabian.

Lobby and reception staff have phones that can be used to allocate these points using the Cliiink app or card

Press release dated 4 June 2020

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16


To mark World Environment Day on 5 June, the SMA is joining forces with the Stars’N’Bars.

Residents can bring small-sized electronic waste such as:

Small electrical appliances (maximum size accepted, that of a microwave oven)

Small screens and computers

Mobile phones and calculators

Miscellaneous cables and chargers (in French)

Batteries, cells

Bulbs - light bulbs

An information stand will be manned by the SMA's Waste Prevention and Recycling Officers, who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Press release dated 30 March 2020

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16


Public collection of bulky items will resume on 4 May. Appointments can be made by calling the SMA switchboard.

Press release dated 26 March 2020

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16


To help keep the Principality clean, dog owners are invited to use the dog parks provided for them. These gardens are left open and accessible to users, and are available at the following locations:

  • Fontvieille between the Chapiteau and the Roseraie
  • Boulevard du Jardin Exotique at Square Lamarck
  • Avenue de Grande Bretagne, opposite the entrance to the car park of the Trocadéro building
  • Avenue Pasteur, at the bottom of the avenue on the bend where the entrance to the cemetery car park is located

Press release dated 24 March 2020

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16


The SMA has taken all necessary steps to ensure the continuity of its services. Collections of non-recyclable household waste as well as selective collections of glass and household packaging and paper are carried out at the usual frequency and times. The recycling centres are currently open and in operation. The SMA will honour all appointments made for bulky waste collection until 31 March. From April 1, this service will be temporarily suspended.

Press release dated 23 March 2020

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16


Since Monday 23 March, SMA teams, with the approval of the Prince’s Government, have been disinfecting the Principality's streets, furniture, ramps, staircases, etc. This takes place 7 days a week, from 5:00 to 19:00: disinfection of pavements and pedestrian walkways using mechanised equipment only in the morning, and manual disinfection of mechanical links, galleries and public passageways throughout the day.

Press release dated 18 March 2020

Contact: sma@sma.mc or by phone : 92 05 75 16


The SMA has taken all necessary steps to ensure the continuity of its services. It has adapted its organisation to help curb the epidemic while protecting the safety of its employees and third parties.

Cleaning up the city, collecting and processing waste:
. In order to guarantee this essential mission, the Société Monégasque d'Assainissement has activated its minimum service plan. The aim of this plan is to focus all employees' efforts on only these activities, by introducing shifts designed to preserve the available human and material resources for the long term.

Appointments for collections of public bulky waste have been suspended. The administrative departments continue to operate, despite the fact that the head office has been closed to the public for an indefinite period as of 16 March 2020. Our teams can be contacted by e-mail sma@sma.mc or by phone: 92 05 75 16.