The Lorquí City Council yesterday presented the machinery for waste collection, street cleaning and maintenance of green areas throughout the municipal area, where the company Entorno Urbano y Medio Ambiente SL explained and demonstrated the operation of the main machines.
The event, chaired by the mayor of the municipality, Joaquín Hernández, was also attended by the general director of the Urban Environment, Manolo Martínez, as well as other members of the government team. The renovated machinery has a total fleet of 9 vehicles: A side-loading truck for selective collection (light packaging, paper and cardboard). A rear-loading truck for urban waste collection (MSW). A pressure washer for cleaning street furniture, playgrounds and sidewalks containing embedded stains and chewing gum. A 5 m3 sweeper with upper water pole to carry out mixed sweeping.
This type of machinery replaces the traditional blower and avoids the suspension of dust particles in the air.
This improvement is very beneficial for people with respiratory problems. Two dump trucks with open bed: one destined for the collection of bulky household goods and the other destined for gardening and green spaces (collection of pruning remains, fallen branches ...). The collection and cleaning vehicles of Entorno Urbano are low noise pollution and have EURO 6 engines to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions into the atmosphere.
In addition, all of them comply with a rigorous fleet control management plan with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint and thus expanding our commitment to the environment. Last October, the City Council of Lorquí and Entorno Urbano y Medio Ambiente SL signed a contract, which lasts 10 years, which reaches an amount of more than € 850,000 for various services, such as the waste collection service solid urban and selective eco-park, street cleaning service and maintenance and conservation service for parks and green areas. "The Lorquí City Council materializes a contract and a commitment with the municipality.
The importance of street cleaning implies a great effort and work and we can already present this new fleet of machinery that, in addition to taking into account the environment, implies a great improvement for provide the best service to citizens, "declared the mayor of the municipality, Joaquín Hernández, during the presentation.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorquí