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FCC wins contract to collect and transport urban waste in Chipiona (Cadiz)

18/07/2017

FCC wins contract to collect and transport urban waste in Chipiona (Cadiz)

  • The company has provided waste collection services in the Cadiz locality for the last 11 years.
  • The total value of the contract is more than €14 million.
FCC wins contract to collect and transport urban waste in Chipiona (Cadiz)

The Town Council of Chipiona (Cadiz) has renewed FCC’s contract for the collection and transportation of solid urban and similar waste in Chipiona, Cadiz, for 10 years. The total value of the contract is more than €14 million.

FCC has collected waste in Chipiona since 2006. The town has a population of some 20,000, which increases considerably during the summer months to 120,000 persons, reaching 150,000 at the weekends. An average of 35 tonnes of waste is collected in the town in winter, rising to 85 tonnes in the summer, exceeding 100 tonnes on some weekends.

FCC will add new and innovative vehicles to the service, designed and adapted to Chipiona’s needs. The improvements proposed by FCC include waste collection controlled by a GPS computer system that records the routes of the trucks and the location and state of the bins. With this system, FCC’s employees in the control centre can know immediately if the route is undertaken correctly or if there is a problem, and can act to solve it quickly.

For the correct management of the operation, FCC has replaced the rear loading collection system with a side loading system, it has also ncreased the top loading system, considerably improving the service.

FCC Group is adding six sets of collection equipment, equipment for washing the inside and outside of the bins as well as high pressure water cleaning and disinfection equipment for the bin islands.

As an innovation, FCC will provide the town with three electric vehicles for inspecting the service and monitoring the state of the bins and another for management and supervision by the Council. Automatic compactors will also be installed for wastes from the beaches and the food market.

To collect gardening waste, the company is putting a shredder into service to use the remains as mulch in the town’s green areas, a technique used widely in gardening to retain moisture and create humus.

To eliminate the visual impact of the bins on the surface, FCC will install 84 buried bins and 21 ecological islands in the streets of Chipiona.

FCC will also provide Chipiona residents with special equipment for removing goods and old furniture in morning and afternoon shifts, with a capacity to collect up to 8 tonnes daily.