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17/10/17 SOTKON at the 1st National Urban Cleaning Meeting
21/09/17 SOTKON joined the Smart Waste cluster
25/05/17 SOTKON attended Algarve’s first "Smart Region Summit"
21/04/17 FCC chooses SOTKON to improve underground container safety
16/03/17 Tavira continues equipment replacement with SOTKON
07/02/17 Sotkon exhibits in Israel
02/01/17 A cleaner Vila Viçosa with SOTKON equipment
13/12/16 SOTKON equipment exhibited at Pollutec 2016
06/12/16 Israel counts on SOTKON
25/11/16 SOTKON sponsors ANEPMA's Environment Seminar
21/10/16 PAYT system and SOTKON equipment with a pilot project in Barcelos
17/10/16 The ‘Algarve Clube Atlântico’ even more unique with SOTKON equipment
21/09/16 Sotkon Angola is a supplier of Futungo de Belas project in Luanda
09/06/16 SOTKON equipment for Smart Cities
03/06/16 Sotkon Underground Waste Containers in Vila Verde Region
10/05/16 SOTKON to attend Tecma 2016 (madrid)
14/01/16 SOTKON underground container systems to renew Lagoa (Algarve)
16/12/15 Happy holidays from all of us
06/12/15 SOTKON SP ATTENDED THE MUNICIPALIA INTERNATIONAL FAIR 2015
25/08/15 Sotkon products in the Pyrenees
17/07/15 Sotkon Spain signed an agreement with Avila University
03/07/15 Sotkon at REW Istanbul 2015
23/06/15 Cúcuta: the model city of Colombia
05/06/15 SOTKON equipment is key in Olhão - Portugal
08/05/15 "Cascais Ambiente" improves services with SOTKON products
24/04/15 Barcelos - PORTUGAL- a clean and healthy county with the help of Sotkon
10/04/15 Sotkon equipment embellishes the streets of Setúbal - PORTUGAL
25/03/15 The municipality of Tavira prefers SOTKON Equipment
06/02/15 Sotkon is testing the PAYT system in one of the 330 ecological islands of Portimão - EMARP accepted challenge of SOTKON
26/01/15 GARBAGE COLLECTION- Municipality of Vila Verde - Braga - Portugal - will install 75 "underground containers" to improve waste collection
23/01/15 SOTKON’s Sotkis system installed in Vila Franca de Xira - Portugal
10/12/14 SOTKON in POLLUTEC 2014
05/12/14 Colombia: a new challenge for SOTKON
05/12/14 aSTURIAS-sPAIN: MORE THAN 170 UNITS INSTALLED IN 2014
05/12/14 SOTKON Portugal installs the first buried collection point for waste cooking oils
05/12/14 SOTKON PAYT project tested in the Algarve
05/12/14 SOTKON at Cambridge University
22/08/14 SOTKON CONCLUDES INSTALATION IN FARO MUNICIPALITY
22/08/14 SotKON CONCLUDES INSTALATION IN POMBAL MUNICIPALITY
11/10/13 ISWA 2013 report - SOTKON on the cover
10/10/13 SOtkon facebook page reaches 8000 likes
10/10/13 Sotkon portugal renewed the certification of Quality and Environment
10/10/13 competitor´s underground system replaced By Sotkon in Faro
23/02/12 SOTKON INSTALLS UNDERGROUND CONTAINERS IN THE NEW RIO DE JANEIRO HARBOUR AreA
21/10/16

PAYT system and SOTKON equipment with a pilot project in Barcelos

With a long history of success in domestic and international market, SOTKON pioneered the development and commercialization of Underground Containerization Solutions and the development of associated technology. There has always been a concern to facilitate the tools to municipalities so that they can develop in a sustainable way and without limitations in terms of investment in equipment and infrastructures.

Having provided cutting-edge technologies to make the effective management of collections and resources, and at the same time can provide a fairer tariff system that enables change behaviour or encourage environmental good practices, municipalities do not hesitate to invest in those technologies in the constant search for improvement of the environment and urban aesthetics.

Continuing the urban and landscape development plan for the city, Barcelos recently invested in the installation of SOTKON underground containers for the disposal of undifferentiated waste, reinforcing the strong commitment of the municipality to sustainability and continuous improvement of services aiming to become a cleaner, healthier and welcoming city.

In 2014, SOTKON provided the municipality of Portimão (Algarve) equipment for the first pilot project using a PAYT system in Portugal. Now it’s Barcelos turn. In June this year a pilot project using underground containers and the SOTKIS Intelligent System by SOTKON was implemented to study the application of the PAYT system in the municipality. The equipment was installed on a site with 40 households which will allow knowing the undifferentiated waste disposal behaviour of those residents. The idea it is to plan the application in the future of a fairest waste rate based on the quantities deposited.

What is PAYT?
Based on the concept "paying polluter", PAYT (pay-as-you-throw) is the international designation for a method that aims to be fairer to the citizens as it is applied a charge based on the actual production of waste and not in general indexing. This methodology allows the promotion of a reduced amount of undifferentiated waste produced by every citizen and to increase the separation of recyclable waste. Also, it becomes possible to distinguish between citizens who collaborate with waste reduction and those who do not cooperate, penalizing the second ones and compensating the first ones.

How it does it works?
The intake bins have a volume restrictor with a capacity of about 30 litres and it is only accessible by introducing a key (smart tag) by the user. Then, all the information about the deposition habits is stored. When the waste is collected, the recorded data is transferred to a modem that is installed inside the vehicle collection and later transferred to a server.

To make sure the population could adapt to the system with no problems what so ever, the municipality of Barcelos provided information about the system and how to use the equipment to the population and to collection services.