Special Charge

5 questions about the Special Charge

Responsible for waste collection since 2017, the Cannes Lérins Agglomeration has decided to open up its collection service to all professional activities (businesses, craftsmen, shopkeepers, administrative offices) while engaging their responsibility by having them pay for their production of waste at the fairest price.

1 - What is the Special Charge?

The Special Charge concerns all professionals within the area whose waste collection and processing are handled by the Cannes Lérins Agglomeration.
Unlike the « Taxe d’Enlèvement des Ordures Ménagères » (TEOM or Household Waste Removal Tax) which is based on the property’s surface area, the « Special Charge » depends on real waste production. It thus allows for fairer calculation.

The Charge is gradually being extended to the entire territory of the Cannes Lérins Agglomeration (Cannes, Le Cannet, Mandelieu-La Napoule, Mougins, Théoule-sur-Mer).

2 - Who is concerned by the SC?
Administrative offices and professional activities that generate waste and hand it over to the public collection service.
3 - What kind of waste is involved?

• Non-recyclable waste assimilated to household waste, deposited in grey bins.
• Recyclable packaging deposited in grey bins with yellow lids: cardboard, paper, plastic, steel and aluminium packaging.
• Glass packaging deposited in grey bins with green lids: bottles, pots and jars.

All other waste requiring special treatment must be collected by an approved service-supplier or taken to a tip.

4 - How is the Special Charge calculated?


Location of the bins
Annual collection volume
Price per litre
Number of weeks collected
Amount of the « Taxe d’Enlèvement
des Ordures Ménagères » (TEOM)
Annual charge

The way the Special Charge is calculated is an INCENTIVE.
The costs of collection and processing of recyclable packaging and glass are lower than that for household waste.
To reduce the amount of your bill, you must therefore: PRODUCE LESS & SORT MORE

5 - As a professional, am I obliged to entrust my waste to the Cannes Lérins Agglomeration?

Professionals can choose to cease entrusting their waste to the Agglomeration and call upon a private service supplier to handle its collection and processing. They will then return the agreement, unsigned, to the « Service Redevance Spéciale », together with proof that their waste is being handled by the service-supplier with whom they have signed a contract. The bins will then be collected from the professional.
In this case, no exoneration from the TEOM will be granted.

Special Charge Department

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