One person in Argentona produces in average 1.27 kg of waste a day.

Argentona is a municipality in Spain which decided to tackle the issue of waste generation in quite a successful way. Between 2008 and 2018, the amount of waste generated per inhabitant and per year decreased by 26%!

Even better, during the same period, the rate of separate waste collection increased from 52.8% to 87.6%. Residual waste dropped by 15% between 2009 and 2013 and packaging waste by 16%. The quality of the separately collected waste has remained high.


Argentona introduced the Door-to-Door (DtD) collection in 2004 and in 2010 decided to apply a Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) with pre-paid standard bags for citizens and commercial activities. The DtD&PAYT has been extended to all suburban areas in 2016.

For more details on the PAYT that has been implemented, check the WINPOL Good Practice!