Ljubljana is the European capital with the largest share of separately collected waste.
2015 analysis made by independent research institutes from Copenhagen and Munich commissioned by the European Commission showed that Ljubljana achieved the highest share of separately collected waste. According to the study, Ljubljana ranked among top three ten times and in the final scale took the first place, followed by Tallinn and Helsinki.
In 2019 we separately collected 69 % of all waste.
A key ingredient for Ljubljana´s successful results was the introduction of door-to-door collection, which was the largest contribution to the sharp increase in recycling rates. As separate collection increased, the amount of residual waste constantly declined. The scheme, fully operated by Snaga´s human resources, was backed up by Snaga´s well managed communication strategy in cooperation with other relevant stakeholders.