Representatives of the Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Western Costa del Sol, led by its president, José Antonio Mena, and by the RSU delegate, Juan Luis Villalón, have visited the Costa del Sol Environmental Complex, to verify the progress in the planned investments in the installation.
The director of treatment for Andalusia and Extremadura at Urbaser, Óscar Naranjo, who has held the position for a few weeks, after years as delegate of the Complex, explained that the investment plan, which includes actions valued at 23 million euros until 2023, runs at a good pace.
Thus, he has detailed that the installation of photovoltaic panels on all the roofs of the complex is about to be completed, in order to achieve energy self-sufficiency; In a short time, the construction of the new environmental classroom will begin, which will reuse the material generated in the demolition of the current one; work is being done on the implementation of the FORS treatment line (separate collection organic fraction) and on the fourth urban solid waste treatment line; and the expansion and improvement of access to the facility.
The president of the Commonwealth has highlighted “that the innovation and technology that are being applied is surprising. Much progress has been made in waste treatment and energy saving, especially with the implementation of photovoltaic panels”.
The director of treatment has also provided visitors with the latest collection data. He explained that the incoming flows of waste in the first eight months of the year show similar figures to the same period in 2019, before the pandemic, which indicates a recovery in the region’s economy.
Thus, with regard to urban solid waste (MSW) from January to August 2022, 248,156 tons have been received, compared to 248,436 in the same period of 2019.
Light packaging has experienced an increase with 9,260 tons between January and August 2022, compared to 8,100 in the same period of 2019.
Paper-cardboard has not yet recovered pre-pandemic levels and thus a total of 5,981 tons have been collected in the first eight months of 2022, when in 2019, in those months, the figure rose to 6,467 tons.