The idea of a collection and information centre
evolved as the "missing link" in the system. The
centre is intended to perform many different tasks in the
village, both in logistics and information.
Ideally, from a logistics point of view, the centre should
be at the same place as the treatment plant. But since the
plant is situated far up in the mountainside, and a centre
like this must be at a central location in the village, we
work on developing the centre inside the existing market hall.
Primarily, the collection centre will be a place where
people can sell recyclable fractions of their waste, such
as glass, plastics, aluminium, and paper. The wastewill be
stored together at the treatment plant, and sold further to
Furthermore, the collection centre will be the sales point
for organic fertilisers produced at the treatment plant. It
will also work as an information hub and educational resource
on recycling and environmental issues in general. The education
and information will be handeled by environmental promotors
from "Ministerio de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales"