7 November 2017

Treatment and recovery of waste

Syctom and CNIM lay the first stone of the future selective waste sorting centre in Paris

This fully automated, large-capacity centre located in the new Clichy-Batignolles district (Paris 17th arrondissement) will recover recyclable waste produced by more than 900,000 people as from 2019.

Paris, 7 November 2017 - The first stone of the future selective sorting centre in Paris’s 17th arrondissement will be laid on Friday, November 10, by Jacques Gautier, Chairman of Syctom, the metropolitan agency for household waste, and Stanislas Ancel, member of the CNIM Board of Directors and General Manager of the Environment & Energy division, at a ceremony attended by Sébastien Lecornu, Secretary of State attached to France’s Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition.

“Due to come into operation by 2019, this selective sorting centre will be the second installed by Syctom within the city of Paris,” says Jacques Gautier. “This fully automated, large-capacity centre will process the household packaging waste from more than 900,000 people in preparation for recycling. This is a clear response to the challenges of the energy transition and the extension of waste sorting regulations to cover all types of plastic packaging.”

Super-efficient and at the cutting edge of technology, the Syctom sorting centre in Paris’s 17th arrondissement will be able to process up to 15 metric tons an hour thanks to its 13 optical sorting machines. Capable of sorting new plastics and so implement the extension of sorting regulations, it will represent a step forward for the recycling of household waste and help achieve the target of recycling 75% of packagings as defined by legislation

For this sixth sorting centre, Syctom will be investing nearly 73 million euros before tax, for its design, works and two years of operation.
In 2015, Syctom entrusted the centre’s construction to a CNIM–led consortium including Urbaine de Travaux (Fayat group), Ar-Val, INGEROP Consulting and Engineering, SEGIC Ingénierie and the Ateliers Monique Labbé architects firm. Under the supervision of CNIM and with the support of SEGIC as regards environmental aspects, the consortium was mobilised around Ar-Val to propose a sorting solution in line with Syctom’s needs and around Urbaine de Travaux and INGEROP to design a building meeting both process and architectural requirements. For its part, the Ateliers Monique Labbé architects firm took up the challenge of blending the installation’s architecture into its urban environment.

Situated at the heart of the Batignolles mixed development zone, the sorting centre is well placed near the locations where waste is produced. The sorting centre will receive, in particular, recyclable waste from the nearby automated vacuum collection terminal. The nearby railway line will enable half the material sorted at the centre to be transported in goods waggons to recycling plants. This will help improve air quality by reducing heavy trucks traffic in the city. 

“Two years after signing this contract, we are happy to be able to start the construction work,” says Stanislas Ancel. “This latest-generation sorting centre reflects Syctom’s commitment to meeting the objectives of energy transition laws promoting green growth. It is also a technological showcase for the skills and expertise of the consortium members.”

About Syctom
Syctom, the metropolitan agency for household waste, is the public body responsible for the processing and recycling of the waste produced by the 5.8 million inhabitants in its 84 member towns (Paris and nearby suburbs), representing 10% of the population of France. Every year, some 2.3 million metric tonnes of waste are processed. In the context of the increasing scarcity of raw materials and the energy transition, all this waste must be considered as resources. This is a daily challenge for Syctom which is constantly seeking innovations to optimise its installations’ performances (increasing energy efficiency and enhancing sorting and recycling processes) and to find optimal solutions for the processing of the various waste flows.

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