The collection indicates a system of waste collection that includes a first differentiating by type by citizens, diversifying from the collection totally indiscriminate.
The goal is the separation of waste in such a way as to redirect each type of waste towards the respective more suitable disposal or recovery treatment ranging from storage in landfills or incineration/WTE for the residual undifferentiated, composting for organic and recycling for differentiated itself (paper, glass, cans, plastic).
For all the above mentioned waste sorting is preparatory to the correct and most advanced waste management constitutes the first phase of the process.

The collection was set implicitly to the entire territory of the EEC Directive 75/442 of 1975, now replaced by more recent directives, which in art. 3 required him to promote waste reduction, recovery and reuse and art. 7 the "rationalization" of the collection, sorting and treatment.

Ecological problems and environmental defense make it more difficult to find traditional landfills, areas in which enter materials of all kinds, unsorted, polluting or sometimes more often useful as a source of raw materials. Recycling of waste, in addition to solving the problem of landfills, enables significant savings in energy and raw materials. Even the landfilling of damp is a waste, since it can be used to produce compost.

The average composition of waste is difficult to establish as it varies with the area, wealth and culture of the citizen, as well as with industrial production.

Ultimate goal of national and regional rules on waste is to minimize the amount of non-recyclable waste in landfills or incinerators to treat by wearing or waste-to-energy plants, and at the same time, recover, through waste recycling, re-usable raw materials become source of wealth.

Are present in Italy and Tuscany many companies involved in the design, manufacture and Assembly of baskets and bins for recycling.

The colors of the bins separate waste collection

Until recently there was not a standardization of color for recycling, while in 2013 was issued to uni 840-1:2013 that addresses the issue of color coding in the trash. The standard specifies the dimensions and the design requirements of the containers as follows:

color                                           waste                                                treatment

green                                          glass                                                recyclable

yellow                  newspapers, magazines, cardboard                      Recyclable

blue                           plastic packaging and metals                            Recyclable

Brown                                  organic waste                                         Recyclable

Red                                    municipal waste                                    Non-recyclable

The municipality of Pontassieve and AER uses for the collection of mixed waste (MSW) electronics keys; the system involves placing a cap on the road, with the opening of the same red box (for) made possible only with the  electronics key that have been equipped with every user. The guests of the agriturismo fattoria Lavacchio who have booked an apartment or villa will receive upon arrival with the keys of the accommodation also the green electronics key, in the apartments you will find colored containers for help in sorting of waste as well as a practical guide on proper disposal.

For more information about how and where to dispose of waste, visit the official website of AER Spa.


Chicken liver pate

Ingredients for 6 person:

- 350 gr chicken liver
- 1/2 onion
- 1 carrot
- 1 celery
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1 tablespoons of capers
- 3/4 anchovy fillets
- white wine or vinsanto
- 2-3 big spoon of vegetable broth
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- tipical tuscan bred


Chop the onion, the carrot and the celery. Cook it in a pan with oil salt and pepper, util it will be light brown. Add chicken liver in chunks and cook it slowly adding wine or winsanto. After 15 minuts cooking, add the...


Vitamines E et D

Vitamine E se trouve dans le germe de blé, les huiles végétales, les légumineuses et les pescce.
Est utilisé contre les troubles neurologiques, cardio-vasculaires, contre le syndrome prémenstruel.
Favorise la santé de la peau.

Nous recommandons une bonne soupe au moins une fois par semaine.

Vitamine D se trouve dans le poisson et de lait enrichi.
La principale fonction biologique de la vitamine D est de maintenir des niveaux normaux de calcium et de phosphore dans le sang et favorise...

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On peut la cultiver dans une terre à jardin, ainsi que dans les terrains pierreux, sur les murets et les rocailles, si le sol lui convient, elle se ressème (naturalise) par d’elle-même. Un emplacement en situation ensoleillée et très chaude et il se montre sous son meilleur aspect, avec une apparence très charnue. A la mi-ombre la plante sera dénudée. Les fleurs se referment lorsque le jour tombe ou si le ciel est gris.

Le pourpier pousse dans toute la France et dans toutes les...


Bain de bouche framboise

Ingrédients : 100 ml d'eau, feuilles de framboisier

Émincer et haché quelques feuilles de framboisier (selon l'usage que vous faites des bain de bouche) et verser 100 ml d'eau bouillante sur 3 cuillères à café de feuilles hachées.
Laisser reposer, puis la souche.
Utilisez-le pour usage externe contre les maladies de la peau et une inflammation de la bouche ; pour les bains de bouche et gargarisme plusieurs fois par jour.

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Nerveux ? Utilises la menthe !


1 cuillère à soupe de séchée menthe poivrée, 2,5 dl d'eau

Laisser reposer pendant 5 minutes dans l'eau bouillante le séchées menthe poivrée, puis filtré.
Consommer 2 tasses par jour, matin et soir.
Idéal pour les nerveux.

Et pour se détendre pleinement, venez nous rendre visite dans l' agriturismo!