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LIPOR – Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto is responsible for the management, recovery and treatment of the Municipal Waste produced in the eight associated municipalities: Espinho, Gondomar, Maia, Matosinhos, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim, Valongo and Vila do Conde.
Lipor was founded in 1982 as a Municipalities Association and it has implemented an integrated waste management, recovered, developed and built infrastructures and organised awareness campaigns for the population.
Every year, Lipor treats about 500,000 tons of municipal waste - MW - that are produced by about 1 million inhabitants.
Based on modern MW management concepts that stand for the implementation of integrated systems and reduction of waste disposal in landfills, Lipor has developed an integrated strategy for the recovery, treatment and confinement of MW, based on three main areas: Multi-material Recovery, Organic Recovery and Energy Recovery, which are complemented by a Landfill where rejected and previously prepared waste is sent to.

The motto of LIPOR's strategy - Towards Sustainability - depicts a sustainable management, that combines the three main principles of Sustainable Development and defines LIPOR's current and future action. We are proud of our past, satisfied with the present, honoured to think of and imagine the future!


LIPOR'S AREA OF INTERVENTION
 
1 Million inhabitants (approximately) 
Production of Municipal Waste (MW) - 500,000 tons/year 
1.38 Kg/inhab./day -  production of MW per capita
 
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