top of page



means the act of throwing or abandoning small quantities of municipal waste without using the appropriate containers.


The consequences of littering can be divided into three categories: aesthetic, ecological and economic.

A) aesthetic consequences: cleanliness is a very important aspect for the quality of life of the population and the image of a city or other public space. Littering is an aesthetic prejudice that compromises the quality of a living space.

B) ecological consequences: waste thrown on the ground cannot be reintroduced into the material circuits and is not recycled. New resources must therefore be extracted and processed, with all the environmental consequences that this entails. Littering also represents a danger to fauna and flora.

C) Economic consequences: littering is expensive. The annual cleaning costs amount to around 200 million francs, 75% of which is for public spaces. Furthermore, prevention measures and anti-littering information campaigns involve high costs. By extension, socio-economic damage can also be considered, for example for tourism.


Diana (called by the Greeks Artemis), hunter and lady of the fairs, is the goddess of wild nature.



​​Waste D. (also, absol., landfill), place where municipal solid waste is unloaded, spec. when it is intended or granted by a public ordinance. With sign. abstract (ie referring to operations), d. controlled, solid waste disposal technique which, by compacting the waste itself into layers and covering it with earth or other suitable material, allows public waste landfills to be managed, in compliance with the law.

D. abusive,place of uncontrolled storage and indiscriminate, and sometimes organized, abandonment of waste. Also linked to the storage or abandonment of waste.


Any solid or liquid waste material from a process, of domestic, agricultural or industrial origin.


bottom of page