The Governing Board of the Madrid City Council approved the budget for the purchase of 36 trucks for the collection of organic waste with a total budget of 8,000,000 euros. These vehicles will serve to respond to the expansion of the organic waste collection to all districts, which began in November 2017. All vehicles will have natural gas propulsion and, therefore, ECO environmental category.
To adapt to the specific needs of the districts in which the trucks will provide service, the acquisition of two different models is contemplated: 30 rear loading vehicles with 19 m3 capacity and six lateral loading vehicles with 22 m3 capacity. The trucks will serve in the districts of Centro, Retiro, Salamanca, Chamartín, Fuencarral – El Pardo, Moratalaz, Carabanchel, Usera and Barajas, where the daily selective collection of bio-waste will be progressively implemented as of November 2019.
The collection of the organic fraction began in November 2017 with a pilot test in 17 pioneering zones. From this first experience, the service has been growing progressively to cover 12 districts today and serve a population of about 1,800,000 people. The final purpose is to mitigate the adverse impact of waste on human health and the environment, improving efficiency in the use of resources, a goal contemplated in the Waste Reduction Strategy of the city of Madrid.
The acquisition of these ECO-labeled vehicles is part of the Plan A of Air Quality and Climate Change in its point 18, which provides for the renewal of the municipal fleet with low emission vehicles.
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Source: Madrid City Council