Waste management

Through Iren Ambiente, we manage the integrated waste cycle: collecting and starting the recovery of municipal and special waste, and managing urban hygiene services, treatment, disposal and recovery plants in the Piedmont and Emilia territories.

The Group manages environmental hygiene services in the provinces of Piacenza, Parma, Reggio Emilia, La Spezia, Vercelli and in the city of Turin. In 2019 Iren acquired San Germano, which, as a contractor, provides the collection service in various areas of Piedmont, Lombardy and Sardinia.

By controlling the entire management cycle for a total customer base of more than 3 million residents through our 30 plants, we can guarantee optimum treatment of waste with recovery of materials and energy, and guaranteeing correct disposal with full environmental protection for residual or hazardous waste.


In 2019 we managed a total of 2,835,309 tons of waste in 297 Municipalities, of which approximately 2,000,000 tons of treated municipal waste with an average collection of 67.3% against a national figure of 58.1%, exceeding the target of 65% in 2035 of the Circular economy package of the European Union.

We are also responsible for the urban hygiene service which includes cleaning streets, pavements and urban green areas, as well as clearing snow in the winter, with various methods and time frames depending on the area.

We guarantee precise environmental consulting, and reclamation work on polluted soils and groundwater, and decommissioned industrial areas.

We invest time and resources in implementing and maintaining a management system compliant with the ISO 9001,  ISO 14.001 OHSAS 18.001  certifications in order to fully guarantee customer, environmental and employee health.