The selective collection of organic waste is launched on September 1 in the city of Castelló. The project will allow to reinforce the waste collection routes in the city, for which the city council will incorporate up to eight new vehicles to the current fleet. Four of these are environmentally-friendly collection trucks, powered by natural gas, which will reduce CO2 emissions and noise.
In addition, there is a vehicle for collection in areas of reduced accessibility, two dump trucks for pre-collection and a container washing vehicle that will allow the tanks to be sanitized without having to be moved.
“With this new service we are making a clear commitment to sustainability and improvement in the management of resources, a commitment that we complement with the addition of less polluting vehicles and that will allow expanding the collection routes,” said the responsible for Recycling and Waste Management, Ignasi Garcia. The official verified first-hand the operation of the new vehicles during the visit to the FCC-Fobesa plant, which manages the service.
The project for the collection of organic waste in the city of Castelló involved the installation of almost 1,100 new containers in the six districts of the city. 150 new recycling containers were also placed, donated by Ecoembes to the town hall and with which the city will have more than 700 deposits for this fraction of household waste. The budgetary allocation for the service is around 1.6 million euros.
Source: City of Castelló