Management, collection, selection and recovery of recycling waste


Eco-ricicli recovers, collects, transports, sells: glass, plastics, metals, paper and wood. It optimizes the process of collection, sorting and recycling of waste, respecting and protecting the environment, paying attention to safety and health of employees, with commitment and research for innovation.

Eco-ricicli Veritas is a subsidiary of Veritas SpA based in Fusina.
It is a landmark of Northern Italy to manage, select and recycle materials that come from recycling.
It specializes in the management and treatment of dry recyclable fractions, such as glass, plastic, paper, metal and wood.
It manages with international partnership (ECOPATÈ srl) a plant for the recovery of high technology cullet in the province of Venice.
It employs more than 120 employees.
It receives waste from six provinces of Veneto (VE, PD, TV, BL, VI and RO) and from territories of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino Alto Adige.
It is at the service of about 1.600 thousand citizens.
In Fusina, 40% of the heavy multi-material (glass-plastic-metal) is selected from the recycling of the Veneto Region. Vehicles for collection and transportation (walking floor, hook loaders, trucks, and trailers).

In Fusina, in the lands abandoned by the old development, settles a new green industry, which does not consume new ground but optimizes the existing infrastructure.
The objectives are to reduce transportation and concentrate all the steps in one location in order to save time, resources and the environment.

Recovery and recycling of waste

Eco-Ricicli Veritas provides services for the collection, sorting and storage of recycled waste, especially paper and VPL (glass-plastic-cans).

The plant covers an area of approximately 16,900 m2, it consists of new buildings (2007- 2008) and it is divided into two buildings, a square and an executive and service area.

The uncovered area is for waste storagewhich is divided according to the different materials and their destination; in the sheds, instead, the process of selection and separation of the material takes place.

The activity of recovery and recycling of wastewaste that takes place in Fusina can be summarized as follows: first, the material undergoes an acceptance phase, which consists in weighing the load, verifying the documents and authorizations and verifying the quality of the material. Subsequently the different components (glass, plastics, and cans) have to be separated; finally, the selected materials are stored to be sent to the plants of destination.

The selection of VPL is organized in two lines, which operate as follows:

  • the material accepted and stored is brought to the hopper at the beginning of the line that conveys the material to the various machines arranged on the line;

  • the various machines ensure automatic separation of the different fractions of the input material and the removal of waste;

  • some employees operate a manual selection of the material in transit to separate foreign matter not automatically extracted;

  • the separated materials are sent to the respective storage areas that will be resumed later and sent to the facilities of refining and/or recovery.

In order to comply with the emissions limits into the atmosphere, the lines are equipped with system of air treatment.

The second industrial area of porto marghera - historical and environmental background

The idea of creating a second industrial zone had already started at the beginning of the 50s, when most of the industrial and social forces detected the need to expand the industrial zone of Porto Marghera, in order to overcome the lack of space for expansion of the plants that was beginning to worry the industrial classes, and to increase the employment prospects of the population, put in doubt by the restructuring that was happening in the establishments of the first industrial zone. The construction of the second zone was, however, stalled until 1958, when the construction of the "Consortium for the development and expansion of Porto Marghera" took place including most of the companies in the first industrial zone, public agencies, harbor education agency (Provveditorato al Porto).

In the early '60s then, a work of reclamation and landfill area began for the second zone, for which materials of various origins were used, such as construction left overs, materials from industries, by-products of various processes of the first industrial zone and sediments from channel excavation.

The area "43ha"

The area of about 430,000 m2, called the "43ha" owned by the City of Venice since 1991, includes the so-called area of 10ha where the areas given to ECO-RICICLI Veritas srl lie and where on a first grant treatment plants for urban and special waste with a portion for office use have already been settled. This area has suffered since 1960 several changes in ownership: Sicedison (1960), mandatory Consortium for the new extension of the harbor and of the industrial area of Venice - Marghera (1963), and finally the City of Venice (1991).


The area was filled in two stages: one in the 20s and later in the 50s and 60s. In both stages, the sales pitch material appears to be mostly of industrial origin. The area, in fact, was used, in particular in the 50s - 60s, during the phase of construction of the second industrial area, as industrial waste landfill. In particular the sub portion of "10ha" where the current installations of ECO-RICICLI Veritas srl are located and where will be the one that underwent an intervention for permanent safety, in order to isolate the contaminated soils from surface and underground water circulation. An area destined to a state of abandon has become important thanks to ECO-RICICLI projects.


Innovative technology solutions that integrate with the professionalism and competence of the staff. This is the common feature of the two plants of ECO-RICICLI VERITAS, the one in Fusina (Venice), which deals with the selection of VPL (Glass Plastic Cans) and the one in Musile di Piave (Venice), supervised by the subsidiary Ecopatè. At the latter, the glass is collected and transformed into "glass ready for furnace" (VPF) and sent to the selected glass factories, where it becomes usable glass again and, specifically, bottles for food usage. In both processes, in fact, there are a series of subsequent stepsin which the joint work of specialized staff and automated systems, separates the materials in an efficiently and fast way.


The plant consists of different selection lines for multi-material and for the refinement of products of the separation. The multi-material lines are constituted by a selection cycle of mixed mechanical-manual type, which include manual sorting stations and equipment for the separation of metals and plastics, using different technologies./p>

The purpose of the line is to obtain a partially manipulated glass waste, which will be adapt for final manufacturing plants (such as the one in Musile) to obtain glass ready for furnace to be sold to the final recipients, and partially manipulated plastic and metal waste for the corresponding supply chain.

The operators have to eliminate from the stream improper material and waste.

Different technologies are used such as vibration, electromagnetic separation and eddy current, aspiration, analysis of particle size distribution in order to differentiate different types of recyclable materials.


Then the materials divided for homogeneous product classes are sent to refining lines in order to remove impurities and optimize recoveries; each line is specific to the material (glass, metals, aggregates, wastes) and uses various technologies. This ensures the recovery of materials from waste collection also of low quality, minimizing the use of landfill and optimizing the recovery cycles. The technological management mix of ERV allows also ensuring an important capacity of treatment to cope with the increase of recycling and seasonal recycling, always guaranteeing reception capability and service to the territory, and the production of partially manipulated scrap of good quality for various supply chains for recovery, thus facilitating the industrial cycles of recovery and transport.

Plant of Musile di Piave (Ecopatè)

Musile di Piave takes care of the selection and treatment of cullet derived from recycling (including the one coming from Eco-Ricicli Veritas in Fusina) in order to produce "glass ready for furnace" (VPF) that will be sent to the glass factories. The "raw" glass (which comes mainly from the provinces of Venice, Padua and Treviso) is analyzed in different stages from technology systems and specialized staff to remove materials such as metal, non-reusable fractions (non-recoverable waste), plastic, organic waste , grain (small pieces of glass) and ceramics stone and pebbles. The VPF (glass ready for furnace), in fact, should have high qualitative and purity characteristics in order to be re-used by glass factories whose expectations are much higher than those required by the normal industry.

Authorizations and certifications

In order to work in the selection process and the estimation of the material delivered in the recycling, ECO-RICICLI VERITAS SRL (before called Vetrital Servizi) obtained specific authorizations from the competent bodies, the Province of Venice and the Albo Nazionale Gestori Ambientali. This documents is available to users in this section. Regarding the certifications, Eco-ricicli Veritas srl management system is currently certified from the competent Body Bureau Veritas Italia Spa according to the requirements of the following standards:

UNI EN ISO 14001: 2004, related to:
Plant management for the recovery of non-hazardous waste, urban and assimilated by selection, mechanical and manual sorting;
Intermediation and trade of waste without holding;
Collection and transportation of hazardous and non-hazardous waste.

UNI EN ISO 9001: 2008, related to:
Plant management for the recovery of non-hazardous waste, urban and assimilated by selection, mechanical and manual sorting;
Intermediation and trade of waste without holding;
Collection and transportation of hazardous and non-hazardous waste.

Regulation (EU) No. 333/2011 of the Council of 31/03/2011 establishing criteria determining when certain types of scrap metal cease to be waste under Legislation 2008/98/CE of the European Parliament and the Council, in relation to the following types: iron scrap, steel and aluminum.

Regulation (EU) No. 1179/2012 of the Council of 10/12/2012 establishing criteria determining when glass scrap cease to be waste under Legislation 2008/98/CE of the European Parliament and the Council, in relation to the following types: cullet.

Registration of ECO-RICICLI to the Albo Nazionale Gestori Ambientali no. 06701 July 17 2007 (Cat. 1-A e 4-C) e

Authorization Prot. N. 17931/2015 del 27/02/2015

Registration to the "Albo degli Autotrasportatori di cose per conto di terzi per il Comitato Provinciale" in the province of Venice, no. VE2257273T, file archive position E0HB3Z.