Good practices on social innovation for waste management in Mykonos

Towards a citizen-based social management of waste

In March 2013, the "MIKONOS" association started operating on the Greek island. Its objective is to establish a citizen-based social management of waste, focused on recycling, which relies on voluntarism and equal participation.The purpose of this action was to protect the environment, make use of all forms of clean energy available on the island for the sole benefit of its people.

Since 2016, the Municipality of Mykonos has also established an electronic service on the island for the collection of bulky objects and waste and in order to achieve the best service of the island's inhabitants and visitors.

Citizens can easily inform the responsible public cleaning service and to intervene immediately and free of charge by sending an SMS to a specific number or e-mail (wecare4mykonos@remove-this.keridis.com).

The service applies free of charge to all public areas for:

  • the collection of bulky objects and pruning;
  •    uncontrolled landfill;
  •    the collection of waste and recyclable materials.

The goal of this action is to respect and protect the environment of the island and to ensure a better quality of life.

More information (in Greek): https://www.mykonosvoice.gr/news/anakoinosi-gia-tin-apokomidi-ogkodon-antikeimenon/