Renewable Matter # 20 / February-March

The Landfill, a Model for Economic Participation

by Rudi Bressa

Belvedere SPA is quite possibly a unique case: a private public company that deals with waste management in the municipality of Peccioli, in the province of Pisa. Generating biogas with waste so as to produce thermal and electric energy. Some of the shareholders are even local residents.


The story of Belvedere SPA started in the past century. Founded in 1997, for the last 20 years, it has managed the waste disposal site for the Municipality of Peccioli, in the Province of Pisa. A unique landfill, which on the one hand gathers waste from the provinces of Pisa, Florence, Prato and Massa Carrara, and on the other generates economic surplus and positive effects for the...

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