The city of Turin is the capital of the Piedmont region and represents an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy, with an area of 130.2 km2. It is located on the western bank of the Po river, in front of Susa valley and surrounded by the western alpine arch and by the Superga hill. The population of Torino is roughly 900,000 inhabitants.

The urban waste generation is 487 kg/inhabitant. (2015) and the percentage of urban waste collected separately amounts to 42.8%. Turin has been one of the first Italian cities to join the Covenant of Mayors, and to adopt the Sustainable Energy Action Plan provided for by the Covenant.

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