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FCC secures Orange County (Florida) waste disposal contract, the first for a Spanish company in USA


FCC secures Orange County (Florida) waste disposal contract, the first for a Spanish company in USA

  • The  85 million euro will last for ten years, commencing on 1st january,2016 
  • FCC will collect waste in two areas of Orange County, Florida, with a total population of 400,000  


FCC secures Orange County (Florida) waste disposal contract, the first for a Spanish company in USA

FCC has been awarded with the contract for the collection of solid waste in Orange County (Florida), for a period of 10 years. The contract is worth 95 million dollars, around 85 million Euros.

The tender was divided into five zones and FCC has been awarded with two of them, the maximum that a single company could get according to the specifications of the tender. It is one of the largest contracts of its kind awarded in State of Florida and shall enter into force on 1st January, 2016.

Orange County has 1.2 million inhabitants, making it the fifth most populous county in Florida State. The entire metropolitan area of Orlando sits within Orange County, including its famous theme parks. With over 65 million tourists per year it is one of the most popular tourist places in the country and one of the most visited places in the world.

The two areas of Orange County awarded to FCC have a total population of 400,000 inhabitants that annually produce 100,000 tons of garbage generated in the 83,000 dwellings distributed by zones.

For the collection of urban solid waste FCC will use automatic side loading trucks powered by less polluting and quieter natural gas engines.. The new technologies that FCC, the Citizen Services Group, will bring for the fulfillment of the contract will allow carrying out a quality work and will also contribute to environmental protection.

FCC Environment activity in the USA

FCC is present in the United States through FCC Environmental Services, the subsidiary of the Environmental Services Group in that country. Its services include: garbage collection business and services, recycling and treatment of urban solid waste, industrial waste management, waste treatment from the production and exploration of oil and gas, soil decontamination and other environmental services.

Since 2010, FCC has managed Alabama's oil treatment plant residues, the only plant of its kind in the Gulf of Mexico. It is located in the area where the highest concentration of gas oil platforms in the country at sea exists.

In December 2014, Houston's city council (Texas) awarded the company the contract for handling and final disposal of all biosolids or sludge from the treatment plants in the city and surrounding counties. The 30 million euro contract is for a period of five years.. This contract was the first one of the Citizen Services Group in USA after the Heritage-Crystal Clean local company sold its business of collecting and recycling used industrial oils, in the North-American country, for 70 million Euros in October 2014.

Present in more than 5,000 municipalities

FCC, the Citizen Services company, provides its environmental services in more than 5,000 municipalities scattered throughout the world where serves 28 million people and collects over 12 million tons of solid waste per year.

In Spain, FCC Environment is present in 3,300 municipalities in which more than 8.5 million tons of urban solid waste collected generated by a population of over 18 million inhabitants.

In Central and Eastern Europe, FCC is present through FCC Environment CEE (formerly ASA) and provides services in 600 municipalities and collects garbage from a population of 2.5 million inhabitants.

In the UK, where it operates under the name of FCC Environment, is present in 900 municipalities and provides services for collecting solid waste to a population of 4 million inhabitants.

In other countries where FCC Environment is present (Egypt and Portugal), the Citizen Services company performs garbage collection services in 21 municipalities, serving a total population of 3.5 million.