The mayor of Palma José Hila, accompanied by the president of EMAYA Ramón Perpinyà, visited the four new CNG waste collection trucks that the municipal company is adding to its fleet. The objective is to improve the efficiency of this service and to be able to cover new services such as the collection of organic matter and door-to-door collection. The acquisition of the four vehicles represented an investment of 835,600 euros.
The mayor highlighted the importance of renewing waste collection vehicles and doing so with cleaner fuels. “One of our priorities is that Palma works and, therefore, cleanliness is essential. Improving resources is improving the cleanliness of Palma,” said Hila.
The new trucks are adapted to the new European emission regulations Euro VI-D. In addition to reducing emissions into the atmosphere, they make less noise and are better adapted to the current needs of Palma’s waste collection systems.
Two trucks are 27 tons and will be used for the bilateral emptying of containers, with a crane system. These types of containers are located at various points in the center of Palma. The other two vehicles, smaller in size, are 12 and 14-ton rear system collection trucks, indicated for commercial door-to-door selective collection, especially suitable for the narrow streets of the center.
EMAYA currently has 96 vehicles powered by CNG, of which 46 are waste collection trucks. These account for 43% of the total container emptying truck fleet (a total of 106 vehicles). In addition, there are 15 dual fuel diesel-CNG vehicles.
EMAYA has its own natural gas station at its Son Pacs facilities, which represents economic savings and greater efficiency for reducing time and displacement in refueling.