Recycling and sorting waste

Fully electric lorry for waste collections on the CERN site, a first in the region.


CERN collects approximately 5500 tonnes of waste per year of which roughly 1700 tonnes are conventional waste and 1100 tonnes are hazardous waste (e.g. impregnated cable drums, chemicals waste, etc.) processed by specialised certified companies. Some 1850 tonnes is scrap metal, electric and electronic material, which is either recycled or sold. CERN strives to continuously reduce its waste and improve its recycling. Specialised companies collect and transport hazardous waste and CERN follows Host States regulations on this matter.

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