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Cities managed by FCC are the cleanest in Spain 

17/06/2008

Cities managed by FCC are the cleanest in Spain 

The cities of Bilbao, Pamplona, San Sebastián, Oviedo, Vigo, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Castellón de la Plana, Laredo (Cantabria) and the Ribera grouping of municipalities (Navarra), all of which are cleaned by FCC, have received the Platinum Broom awards as the cleanest cities in Spain.

The Platinum Broom is the highest award granted every two years by ATEGRUS (Technical Association for the Management of Waste and the Environment) in order to disseminate best practices in waste management and city cleaning, project design and the development of technologies for sustainable management of our environment; it also awards Silver and Gold Brooms and Special Mentions.

Other cities where FCC operates were also recognised: Valladolid, Ávila, Fuengirola (Málaga), Gandía (Valencia), Alcoi (Alicante), El Poble Nou de Benitatxell (Alicante), Finestrat (Alicante) and Grado (Asturias) received the Gold Broom. And a Silver Broom was awarded to Atarfe (Granada), Pravia (Asturias), Santo Domingo de la Calzada (La Rioja), Altea (Alicante), Alzira (Valencia), Benicarló (Castellón), Campello (Alicante), Jaca (Huesca), Rota (Cádiz), Utrera (Sevilla), Vinaros (Castellón), Cartagena (Murcia), Zabalgarbi, as well as Cairo (Egypt) and Melchor Mascaró in the municipality of Naucalpán (Mexico). Special Mentions went to Salamanca, Ponferrada (Léon), Llanes (Asturias), Ribadesella (Asturias), Utebo (Zaragoza) and Collado Villalba (Madrid).

Present in over 5,000 municipalities

FCC first began working in urban sanitation in 1915 with a waste collection contract in Barcelona; today it is a leader in the sector. Other urban sanitation contracts in Spain followed and, at the end of 1980, it began to expand abroad. FCC operates in over 5,000 municipalities in Europe, Africa and Latin America.

In Spain alone, it provides services to more than 26 million people, and operates in many provincial capitals such as Albacete, Alicante, Ávila, Barcelona, Bilbao, Castellón, Ceuta, Cuenca, Gerona, Jaén, Las Palmas, Madrid, Málaga, Melilla, Oviedo, Pamplona, Salamanca, San Sebastián, Segovia, Tarragona, Valencia, Valladolid and Vitoria.

It manages 8.8 million tonnes of household, commercial and industrial waste each year and operates waste reception, recycling and disposal plants, including a network of transfer stations, recycling plants and landfills nationwide.

In Spain, FCC has a total of 41 landfills, 37 transfer stations, 2 waste-to-power plants, 27 composting plants, 17 packaging sorting plants (7 of which are free-standing and 10 are combined with other waste treatment plants), 68 citizen recycling centres and other industrial waste recycling and treatment facilities.