Environment and sustainability

Waste management

Recycling containers on a Barcelona street.

Each type of waste has its place

Use the search engine to find the best place to discard all types of waste and locate the waste containers around the city.

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 exchange and recycling

Recycle your clothes in Roba Amiga's orange containers, or take part in our municipal clothing-exchange programmes and help to foster responsible consumerism and prevent waste.

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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. 

What is a Green point? Urban ecology

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Barcelona, zero waste

Barcelona is committed waste prevention, reducing waste generation, reusing waste and selective-waste collection. Find out all about it.

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. Find out how it works.

A recycling-centre worker.

Other waste

Around the city, you’ll also find disposal points for materials like debris, asbestos cement and plant waste.


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

Permanent restrictions on the circulation of vehicles which pollute the most are due to come into force in the low emissions zone from 1 January 2020. The goal is to improve environmental health and cut emissions.

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.

A family in a park lying on the grass under flowering trees

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

Web portal containing information about how we can save energy, contract it or generate our own, to progress towards a more sustainable energy model. Find out about Barcelona Energia too, the publicly owned metropolitan electricity distributor which will be extending its services to citizens in 2019.

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.

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.  

Strategic noise map. Urban ecology

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. (CAT)


Take home the leftovers of your restaurant meals and help to reduce food squandering. (CAT)

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)

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