That same year of 2001, CMTU has delimited the area surrounding the city central region, divided it into 10 units and gave each association one of the units.
By 2005, the city unit distribution was determined by CMTU, which considered the operational support of each association and efficiency shown in the last three months, in order to enlarge, reduce or restructure the units.
The CMTU has technical and administrative staff for the program coordination and maintains control over its development, from the territorial organization to the social demands coming from the associations.
According to information obtained with the CMTU selective collection coordination, in the last three months of the year the number of collectors increased about 20% due to the increase of recyclable materials available, especially cardboard, plastic soda bottles and aluminum cans.
Cepeve, in partnership with the CMTU, conducts a follow-up service with associations in order to prevent these problems.
According to the CMTU selective collection coordinator, the absenteeism rate is close to 5% and is directly related to the by-laws of each association, the stricter the by-laws the lower the rates.
The CMTU offers a contact phone number for the population, which is printed in information flyers delivered by the collectors, that acts as a link, but the call is paid.