Waste management and solid waste-disposal are prominent modern urban services throughout the industrialized world. Iceland has in excess of 318,000 inhabitants, about 200,000 of whom live in Reykjavík, the capital, and its adjoining municipalities. Since 1991, The City of Reykjavík and six other municipalities have coordinated their solid waste disposal through an independent firm named SORPA, which these seven municipalities jointly own and run. SORPA operates 7 recycling centers. SORPA has ca. 90 employment positions.