City of Vienna
MA 48 (Municipal Department 48) is part of the Vienna City Administration. The department is responsible for municipal waste collection and treatment, street cleaning and winter services.
3,500 employees are engaged every day to keep Vienna clean, and to ensure a high quality of life for its citizens. Waste that cannot be avoided is optimally disposed of – it is collected in over 400,000 garbage containers, 17,000 trash cans and 19 waste collection points. Salvage materials like paper, glass and plastic bottles are collected and disposed of separately, as is organic waste. Non-recyclable and bulky wastes are treated thermally and subsequently deposited in the department’s own environmentally compliant landfill.