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FCC’s Dallas MRF Named Best Recycling Facility in the US


FCC’s Dallas MRF Named Best Recycling Facility in the US

FCC’s Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) located in the City of Dallas has been chosen by the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) as the Best Recycling Facility of the Year 2017 in North America. This award recognizes the facility that demonstrates leadership in key measurements, such as innovation, quantity of materials collected and/or processed, types of materials recovered, site improvements, or sustainability measures adopted.
FCC’s Dallas MRF Named Best Recycling Facility in the US

In November 2015, the City of Dallas, Texas awarded FCC the contract for the design, construction and operation of a Single-Stream MRF to process the city’s recyclables. With the latest sorting and classification techniques, including optical sorters, as well as gravimetric sorting machines all housed in a 60,000 square foot building, the plant can handle more than 40 tons per hour of single-stream material. The site includes a 15,000 square foot building that serves as the administrative and operations personnel offices. There is also an education center where FCC personnel teach and train the community of Dallas about the importance and benefits of recycling. Construction on the facility started in March 2016 and was completed in December of the same year. The facility began operating on January 1, 2017. In its first year of operation, the MRF will process around 80,000 tons in 2017 with a total capacity of 140,000 tons per year.

This MRF is a critical piece of infrastructure because all single stream recyclable material from the City of Dallas, and surrounding areas, will be processed here over the next fifteen years with a possible extension for an additional 10 years. As the contract also gives the provider the exclusive rights to the material from all recyclable waste containers in the City of Dallas for its duration, its successful delivery is vital to achieving the city’s ambitious efforts to increase waste diversion to: 40 percent by 2020, 60 percent by 2030, and 80 percent (“zero waste”) by 2040.

Inigo Sanz, CEO of FCC Environmental Services said, “We are delighted to win this prestigious award for the Dallas MRF. FCC is a company that provides high added value based on more than 115 years of experience. We export our know-how, our consolidated experience and a large portfolio of references worldwide. We have a magnificent team of highly specialized professionals that operate in all branches of engineering, and we provide knowledge, technology and innovation to every project we carry out. In addition, we have a strongly implemented corporate responsibility policy, which stems from senior management, and which is based on supporting the local communities where we operate.”

The National Waste & Recycling Association is the leading organization providing leadership, advocacy, research, education and safety expertise for the waste and recycling industries. NWRA advocates at the Federal, State and Local levels on all issues of importance to its member companies as they provide safe, economically sustainable and environmentally sound services to communities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

About FCC
FCC Group is a leading global provider of environmental services, water management and infrastructure works. With more than 115 years of experience, FCC today has a presence in over 35 countries. The company’s more than 54,000 employees worldwide interact with citizens on a daily basis and focus on constantly increasing sustainability. Together, we will create socially-integrated solutions one community at a time.

The environmental services division of the company, has been active for over 100 years and has built its success on a commitment to innovation and to helping cities become smarter, more sustainable and more socially conscious. It currently serves over 59 million people in more than 5,000 municipalities across 13 countries. It has a network of more than 200 recycling and recovery facilities that process in excess of 24 million tonnes every year as a resource, including 10 existing waste to energy projects with a capacity over 2.6 million tons and 300 MW power output.

In 2017 the company has had some notable successes. It has been awarded contracts to process recyclable material from the Texan cities of Garland, Mesquite and Rowlett (USA) at the Materials Recycling Facility in Dallas. In Rowlett it will additionally deliver the waste collection service. In June 2017 Envirecover, FCC’s Severn Waste Services energy from waste facility, was officially opened, serving the Counties of Worcestershire and Herefordshire in the UK. Construction has also progressed at the Recycling and Energy Recovery Centre in Edinburgh & Midlothian, after work started at the end of last year. In September 2017, FCC also secured a contract to cleanse the streets and collect the refuse in the city of Bilbao, Spain, serving a population of almost 350,000 inhabitants and generating a backlog of 173.4 million euros.