After analysing the 2014 results of aluminium packaging recycling and waste collection in Italy, CIAL (Italian Consortium for the Recovery and Recycling of Aluminium) drafted a special performance chart, listing the Municipalities and companies operating in the sector of aluminium waste collection that performed best.

Based on this list’s ranking, CIAL awarded the so-called “Premio Resa” [Performance Award] – essentially a financial incentive aimed at encouraging intensive waste separation models that can enhance the full potential of individual catchment areas all over Italy.

Thanks to this award, €270,000 will be paid out for 2014 performance – in addition to the funds that are already included in the Anci-Conai framework agreement, 65% of which were paid to Municipalities and collectors in northern Italy, 27% to subjects in southern Italy and 8% to Municipalities in central Italy.

In all, 38 subjects were awarded CIAL’s 2014 “Premio Resa”.

Listed below are some of the winners from northern Italy:

  • Amsa a2a, which deals with waste collection and separation in Milan and 10 surrounding Municipalities.
  • Aspem, which is active in Varese.
  • Asher, serving the Municipality of Rho (Milan) and its 50,000 inhabitants.
  • Gelsia Ambiente, which organises waste collection in 10 Municipalities in the province of Monza-Brianza, the largest of which is Lissone.
  • Contarina, which deals with waste collection and separation in Treviso and 33 Municipalities in that province.
  • Unione Montana Agordina, which brings together 16 Municipalities in the province of Belluno, first and foremost Agordo.

In Central – Southern Italy, the prize was awarded to: 

  • Valfreddana Recuperi, a company that serves 20 Municipalities in the province of Lucca, as well as the city of Massa.
  • The Municipality of Lenola, in the province of Viterbo.
  • Centro Riciclo Colleferro, which serves 22 Municipalities, including Frascati.
  • Ecosansperate, which is active in Sardinia and serves 120 Municipalities, including Quarto Sant’Elena and Selargius
  • Gesam, which manages waste in 9 Municipalities in the province of Sassari, the largest of which is Alghero.
  • Asm, in Molfetta.
  • Ecotecnica, which is active in Lecce and in 17 Municipalities in that province.
  • Ambiente SpA, which deals with waste collection and separation in 23 Municipalities in the province of Naples, including Ercolano and Pomigliano d’Arco.
  • Penisolaverde, in the region of Campania, which manages waste collection and separation in 3 Municipalities in the province of Naples, including Sorrento.
  • The Municipality of Portici and the local company, Leucopetra.
  • The Municipality of Triggiano, in the province of Bari.
  • Sarco, in Sicily, which is active in 23 Municipalities in the provinces of Catania and Messina, including Milazzo.

In absolute terms, considering the total amounts collected and delivered to CIAL in 2014, the regions of Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia Romagna and Piedmont are the four highest ranking among the top ten, followed by the regions of Sardinia, Tuscany, Campania, Lazio, Umbria and Sicily, in that order.

This is an important result that proves how valid the management system underlying the Anci-Conai Framework Agreement is, as it guarantees the growth and the consolidation of waste collection and treatment services, with results and performance that are improving and are in line with European standards.

To view the full list of winners of the CIAL Premio Resa, go to