Syctom: a committed stakeholder taking up environmental challenges

With expertise in the treatment and recovery of waste within its own area, Syctom also lends its support to the international effort to preserve the environment.

Its aim is to help improve the sanitary and social conditions of local residents and combat the harmful effects of various forms of waste-related pollution.

This is achieved through support for local projects, technical assistance, and international advocacy promoting better waste management.

This overarching aim arises from a duty of responsibility as one of Europe's leading waste management operators, with the commensurate expertise and ability to leverage human and financial resources.

3 strategy pillars

  • Solidarity : Supporting international projects improving waste management
  • Cooperation : Developing strategic partnerships, both nationally
  • Advocacy : Working for better consideration  of waste in national and  international bodies

4 action priorities

  • Building strong ties with priority countries for French cooperation, candidates for EU membership, and countries in which Syctom has been active since 2015.
  • Geographical concentration of our initiatives.
  • Targeting territories whose size makes it possible to envisage a backbone initiative, maximising the impact of the actions undertaken.
  • Developing projects with high potential for synergies, in which waste management, access to potable water, and sanitation can

Syctom: the public authority for the sustainable management of household waste in the paris region

Europe's leading public operator in household waste treatment and recovery

Syctom is a public-service agency serving 6 million people in 85 municipalities in Greater Paris. To perform its mission, it 10 treatment (facilities and selective owns waste sorting centres) and a network of waste recycling centres.

Syctom receives waste collected by local authorities (household waste, sorted waste, food waste, and bulky waste).

It treats over 2 million tonnes of waste every year:

  • 60% is used in energy from waste programmes that generate steam and electricity;
  • over 30% is recycled into new materials

Governance of international action

Coordination of strategy implementation is the responsibility of the International Solidarity and Cooperation Committee, comprised of 9 elected members of the Management Committee and chaired by Pascal Pelain.


  • Calls for projects:
  • Cooperation and advocacy:
  • Solidarity


  • Cooperation


  • Advocacy