Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole (3M) is a local authority covering 31 areas and more than 400,000 inhabitants. It owns the DEMETER dry-recyclable sorting center, launched in 1994.
This center has reached saturation point, handling 22,000 tons/year with a processing capacity of 6.5 tons/hour at two stations. After serving local needs for more than 20 years, the current sorting process has become obsolete.
To continue providing service in the best technical and financial conditions, 3M needs to renovate this center to handle 32,000 tons (+/- 10%) by 2020, including a possible extension to waste sorting guidelines.