What is Monacollecte and how to get involved?

The 2024 edition of Monacollecte is taking place on Friday and Saturday. It’s a great way to handover items you no longer need, while helping kids understand the importance of recycling.

“By 2025, the word ‘waste’ will no longer be part of our vocabulary; what is superfluous for us will become a resource for others.” These are the words of Prince Albert II and it’s the perfect quote for the Monacollecte team, who aims to inspire as many people as possible to participate in an initiative to reuse objects and promote waste recycling.

Organised by the Monegasque Sanitation Company (SMA) and the Town Planning Department, in collaboration with the Municipality of Monaco, Monacollecte brings together different charitable associations, including the Monaco Red Cross.

They will be on site at Port Hercule on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February to collect reusable items such as clothing, games, books and computer equipment, as well as small household appliances, provided they are clean and in good condition. The rest will be recycled via SMA’s recycling or processing facilities. A full list is available on the company’s website.

During the two days, free events, exhibitions and information stands on the collection, sorting, recycling and treatment of waste will be organised, with activities such as virtual reality and escape rooms.

Monacollecte takes place from 10am to 7pm.

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