Environment and sustainability

Waste management

Cuidem Barcelona

Barcelona has introduced a new cleaning and waste collection service, addressing the needs of each neighbourhood and adding more resources and workers, plus more sustainability measures. The service will be steadily be rolled out citywide.

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Recycling containers Cuidem Barcelona

Each type of waste has its place

There is a suitable place for each type of waste. State your address and the waste you want to throw out and we’ll tell you the place closest to you and its service times.

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A recycling-centre worker.

Household waste

You’ll find collection points suited to the characteristics of each neighbourhood in the city.

Household waste. Cleaning and Waste

Dog walking in a park

Dead animals

The immediate disposal of dead animals (dogs, cats, pigeons) that are in the street or in a private home is a service addressed to both residents and companies. 

Girl leaving wooden kitchenware in the recycling bins

Junk and old furniture disposal

Use the Barcelona disposal of junk and old furniture service: it is a free weekly service. Look up the day and time that corresponds to your street.

A recycling-centre worker helps someone who is bringing clothes to a recycling container.

Clothing recycling

Recycle your clothes in Roba Amiga's orange containers.

Operador treballant en un punt verd mòbil

Green points

Household Waste and Recycling Centres (green points) are where waste is taken that must not be thrown away in the containers in the street. Locate green points and find out about the different types that exist: Green point of zone, Green point of neighbourhood, mobile Green point, and mobile Green school and electric point. 

Organic waste

The City Council is launching an awareness-raising campaign, as part of the “Zero Waste” initiative, to improve organic-waste collection in Barcelona’s neighbourhoods.


Panoramic view of Barcelona with the sea on the foreground Open video Climate emergency

Climate emergency

Barcelona is declaring a climate emergency and speeding up a series of changes that commit all the city’s players. Know what the change of model is and get involved in the actions needed to combat climate change. 

Vehicles driving on a street in Barcelona

Low Emissions Zone

Barcelona and its surrounding municipalities have a protected area of more than 95 km2 which bans any vehicles that do not bear the DGT’s environmental label. The goal is to improve environmental health and cut emissions. Find out all about it!

A cyclist riding along a bike lane

Mobility and transport

Find out what services are available to help you get around the city and discover how mobility is changing in Barcelona and becoming healthier, safer, more sustainable and better-connected.

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Commitment to the Agenda 2030

Find out about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the environmental, social, economic and institutional fields and get involved.

Agenda 2030. Barcelona City Council (CA)

A street-lit road in Barcelona

Energia Barcelona

Full information on how to save energy, how to contract it and how to generate it to move towards a more sustainable energy model. Find out too about the services offered by the public metropolitan electricity distributor Barcelona Energia.

View of Barcelona with a heavily polluted sky.

Air quality

Barcelona has a network of pollutant monitoring stations, which enable you to consult the air quality in your immediate surroundings, in real-time. Look them up on the air quality map.

Air quality map. Urban ecology

Pedestrian crossing with people crossing

Measure your exposure to noise

On the Strategic Noise Map, you can check out your noise exposure levels according to the acoustic situation of your street.  

Row of bicycles parked in a street parking point

+Sustainable Barcelona Map

Check out the initiatives under way in Barcelona to make the city more sustainable. Want to help?

Mapa de la Barcelona + sostenible

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Blogoteca medi ambient EN

The blog centre

Want to know what else is on the Internet? We have compiled a collection of websites and blogs to help you make the most of the city.

Toilets aren’t rubbish bins

Campaign for raising awareness of the consequences of flushing wet wipes and other waste products down the toilet. [Es]

Millor que nou! 100% vell

Advice on how to give objects a new lease of life. [Ca]


Take home the leftovers of your restaurant meals and help to reduce food squandering. [Ca]

Change of habits

Work out how much you pollute the atmosphere with your car journeys and learn about alternatives for reducing their environmental impact. [Es]


Non-profit organisation working to combat food waste and helping empower people at risk of social exclusion. [Es]

Opcions de consum

Online magazine specialising in responsible consumption and detailing alternatives for more sustainable living. [Es]