Vitry-sur-Seine, France

Vitry-sur-Seine is a diverse city of 90,000 outside Paris where 75%
of residents live in apartment buildings, a third of which is public housing. In 2008, as the city embarked on a major urban renewal project to improve conditions in several of its public housing estates and to develop an interurban tramline, Vitry was also revisiting its
waste management plan; it was looking for ways to encourage recycling and reduce the noise and traffic congestion associated with waste collection. After touring Barcelona’s pneumatic networks, the mayor requested that a study of tube collection be done for the renewal project, with the possibility of connecting other neighborhoods in a later phase. See Case Study pdf.