Environment and sustainability
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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]
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]