The construction and demolition waste environmental center (RCD), green and bulky waste from marbella has managed in its two years of operation 295,734 tons of materials, facilities that have allowed the uncontrolled dumping and recycling of these remains, as announced on Monday by the RSU delegate of the Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Western Costa del Sol, Juan Luis Villalon.
The space was inaugurated in March 2020 by the supra-municipal entity, the Marbella City Council and Urbaser SA, and manages what is commonly known as rubble, that is, remains of demolitions and constructions, earth, pruning and bulky remains.
In 2020 the center gprocessed 60,270 tons of material, which increased to 196,216 in 2021 and in the first two months of 2022 the amount amounted to 39,249 tons. Currently, the CAM serves more than 700 companiesas well as the local councils in the area.
The municipalities and private companies that mainly make use of this center are from MarbellaOjen, Istán and Benahavís. The materials that are classified in this plant are transferred to finalist centers, ensuring their recycling and recovery.
Throughout these two years, CDW’s have been the ones that have reached the highest volume, with 194,585 tons, which means 65% of the total; followed by pruning remains and biodegradable waste with 44,626 tons, 15% land with 41,460 tons and bulky waste with 15,054 tons.
Villalón has highlighted that the month of greatest volume was September 2021, when 27,225 tons of material arrived at the CAM, assessing that the CAM data reflects “the effectiveness and suitability of this centerwhich has managed to manage almost 300,000 tons of materials that could previously end up in illegal dumps or as dumping in our natural environment”.
In the first two months of 2022, 39,248 tons have already been collected, which represents 65% of what was collected in 2020 and 20% of what was collected in 2021.
“Since March 2020 we have been checking how a exponential increase in the amount of material that arrives at these facilities, which shows that companies are also increasingly aware of the responsible and sustainable management of their waste”, underlined the RSU delegate, who pointed out that “not only we avoid uncontrolled dumpingbut we get the use of these materials for reuse “.
Villalón added that despite this short period of time, the facility has been implementing measures to improve classification and recovery of material. Thus, the collection areas have been expanded to achieve an even more selective collection, as in the case of pruning, in which three fractions with palm trees, without palm trees and woody ones are distinguished to obtain by-products with different functionality.
In addition to the RCD’s, pruning and bulky, the transfer center also receives the urban solid waste (RSU) and light packaging from Marbella, Ojén and Istánwhich are compacted to reduce the number of transfers of these remains to the Costa del Sol Environmental Complex, located in Casares, and thus CO2 emissions.
The MSW received during these two years of operation exceed the 179,000 tons; while light packaging exceeded 5,300 tons, he concluded.