To improve waste management on its territory, the municipality of Antwerp will bring three changes to its Strategic Multi-Annual Plan 2020-2025, focusing mainly on the development of mobile apps.
Action 1: Development of an app based on image-recognition for citizens to report on waste littering
Thanks to this new app, citizens will have the possibility to report on waste littering by simply taking and sending a photo of the litter, graffiti, etc. without having any form to fill in.
Implementation time frame: 2021-2022
Estimated costs: EUR 20,000 per year
Inspired by: Information-based waste collection (NL)
Action 2: Development of an app providing information on the underground waste containers' availability and users' accounts
This app will provide its users with information on the underground waste containers, such as their availability, distance, etc. Users will also have the possibility to check their account and get details on their balance, use of the containers, etc.
Implementation time frame: 2021
Estimated costs: EUR 50,000
Action 3: Favouring the reuse of bulky waste items that would otherwise be burnt
With this action – named Buurman (Neighbour), the reuse of bulky waste items that would otherwise be burnt, such as timber wood, will be promoted and increased.
Implementation time frame: 2020 – 2022
Estimated costs: EUR 50,000 per year (rough estimate)