AMA – Rome – Garbage – How it Works
For information on garbage taxes and how to pay it go here
Where to throw away your trash
The quick answer to knowing where to throw your garbage in Rome is to ask your neighbours, door person or the administrator of the building. Look what the neighbours are doing, or if there are any flyers posted within your building entrance. It’s different for each zone and depends on how accessible your building is for the garbage trucks. The garbage collection area can either be
- inside the building entrance (hard to miss)
- out the back courtyard (easy to smell)
- out on the streets (tool to find nearest to you)
In Rome we’re currently sorting:
- Glass (regardless of its color)
- Plastic and metal, that can be disposed of together
- Paper and cardboard
- Food waste
- Mixed waste ( …everything else)
Handbook for Households
We totally recommend reading this pdf handbook in English supplied by AMA, the authority of garbage in Rome.
Street Recycling Banks
While you’re at it check out this about the big bins you see on the street sides services that AMA supplies it Roman citizens like
SPECIAL SUNDAY OPENINGS OF RECYCLING CENTRES
Every month AMA arranges for special free collections of waste at Recycling Centres. Recycling Centres open and special recycling points are set up in all the City Districts on alternate Sundays.
FREE HOME RECYCLING SERVICE
This service collects bulky waste and electrical domestic appliances from home. Users can ask for up to 2 cubic meters of waste to be collected free of charge at street level. 12 requests may be made in a year, and at the most 2 in the same month. The service is on payment for additional, more frequent collections or for collections at street level. Call 060606 to book the free waste collection service, with the user code you will find on your bill, ready at hand.
HOME AND WORK RECYCLING SERVICE
This service collects bulky waste and electrical domestic appliances on payment from household users (for collecting waste with a volume of more than 2 cubic meters at street level and for any volume at other levels, including garages and cellars, and for collections in excess of the 12 free collections) and for businesses and non-residential addresses. Call 060606 to book this waste collection service. Prices vary on the basis of the quantity of waste to be disposed of and the collection point (street level or otherwise).
Waste must be handled by respecting the environment and reducing the costs of disposal and the consumption of raw materials. The City of Rome’s 2005 waste disposal regulations and the subsequent Mayor’s Ordinances have made recycling compulsory for all and have provided for fines from €50 to €500 to be imposed against offenders.
TARI (Tassa sui rifiuti) is an annual tax due to AMA by those who in any capacity occupy premises in the city, it means by every person/family living in the urban area of Rome. The payment is split in 2 half-yearly instalments (June and December).
The amount to be paid depends on the size of apartment/house and the number of tenants + fixed costs. Use the calculator to understand how much you should pay.
For rental contracts up to 1 year the tax is due by the landlord, who has to communicate to AMA the changes in the number of residents.
For long term contracts (exceeding 1 year) the tenant has to pay the annual fee and he has to register his data using this form:
How to do?
– Download and fill the form and send it by fax or mail to the given address
– It’s possible to apply online after registration on:
– You can visit the office, ask for further info and deliver there the documents
Sportello Tariffa per le famiglie Iscrizioni – Variazioni – Cessazioni dell’utenza – Agevolazioni Ambientali
Via Capo D’Africa, 23/B
From Monday to Thursday 9.00 – 13.15 / 14.45 – 15.30
Friday 9.00 – 13.15
Ostia – Via Giovanni Amenduni s.n.c.
From Monday to Friday 9.00 – 13.15 / 14.45 – 15.30
Friday 9.00 – 13.15
For reducing waiting times it’s possible to book an appointment (after registration): http://www.amaroma.it/mobile/login/?dest=%2Fprenotazione-appuntamento%2F
RECYCLE TIPS: http://www.amaroma.it/images/multilingue/10x21_6ante_(A3)_EN_lowres.pdf
This article was compiled by Carlotta Sertori from R-Home Relocation