Sustainable management of urban waste
We are promoting urban sustainability with a waste collection project using hybrid electric trucks. These vehicles, which are smaller than normal ones, will be used in areas that are difficult to access.
FCC is committed to using hybrid electric vehicles for urban waste collection.
These are zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs), with high cargo capacity (between 4 and 5 tonnes) and are small in size. This makes them suitable not only for accessing very restricted areas, but also means they are easier to manoeuvre due to the turning angle of their front wheels. They are also very quiet.
Development of these electric trucks is part of the company's new strategy: to provide high-quality services to citizens while focusing firmly on the end beneficiaries: the public.
Biofuel crops at landfill sites
Waste Recycling Group (WRG), FCC's waste management subsidiary in the United Kingdom, has planted 100 hectares of miscanthus grass and fast-growing trees at 14 landfill sites in the United Kingdom, to be used to make biofuels. These landfill sites are in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Humberside and Yorkshire.
This energy crop initiative has two objectives: to increase renewable energy production and also to boost the profits of the facilities operated by selling the harvested crops to the Drax (Selby) power plant as a biomass fuel.