ISWM-TINOS is a LIFE + Environment Policy and Governance Project co-funded by the European Commission. The duration of the project is 46 months starting on the 1st of October 2011. The implementation of the project will take place in Tinos Island, Greece under the coordination of the Municipality of Tinos and with the cooperation of the National Technical University of Greece, the Università degli Studi di Verona and the Institute for Solid Fuels Technology and Applications of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas.

The main objective of ISWM-TINOS project is the development and evaluation of an Integrated Solid Waste Management scheme for solid waste in Tinos in line with the Waste Framework Directive  2008/98/ΕC. The ISWM scheme will include the separate collection of each type of recyclable (glass, metal, paper, plastic) as well as of biowaste (mainly kitchen waste) and the subsequent treatment of the collected biowaste with aerobic treatment (composting). The pilot scheme will be set for a sample of 100 households located in Tinos Island. Furthermore, the anaerobic digestion of the biowaste will be investigated at the experimental hall of the University of Verona in Treviso (Italy) with “synthetic” biowaste of the same characteristics with the biowaste collected in the Municipality of Tinos.


The Project is co-financed by LIFE+, the EU financial instrument for the environment.

Project Budget
Total Project Budget: 
1,437,368 €
EC Funding: 718,684 € (50% of Total Project Budget)
Start Date: 
End Date: 

The applied pilot project is related to the separate collection of recyclable materials and biowaste from the target areas of Pyrgos & Panormos Bay, Tinos Island.

For more information on the implementation areas and the way of participation of households, please call the helpline:

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  • Congratulations! To the inhabitants of the areas of Pyrgos & Panormos Bay for embracing the effort and their excellent participation in the source separation scheme and recycling of packaging materials and source separation and composting of biowaste.
  • Results! In total, the quantities of dry recyclables which were separately collected and transferred to the RSC in Attika during the pilot LIFE ISWM TINOS scheme reached:


-       14 tonnes of plastic & metal waste

-       20 tonnes of paper/paperboard waste

-       6 tonnes of glass waste


TOTAL: 40 tonnes of recyclables were captured and sent for recycling!

In additional, almost 7 tonnes of biowaste were separately collected and diverted for composting in the prototype composting unit at Panormos area, Tinos island.