The Malaga Provincial Council, through the Provincial Consortium for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), has awarded a consortium made up of Urbaser and Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas the contract for the management of the Valsequillo composting plant (Antequera). This facility will enable the recovery of 40% of the waste generated in the 91 municipalities managed by the Provincial Consortium, which have a total population of 550,000.
President of the Malaga Provincial Council, Elías Bendodo, signed the contract along with the CEO of the Ubaser and FCC consortium, Sebastián González, at a ceremony held at the composting plant. The ceremony was attended by mayors and representatives from a number of municipalities whose waste is managed by the Provincial Consortium.
The contract, which will have a duration of 15 years, is worth €120 million and the plant will go into operation in the next month.
Elías Bendodo highlighted the fact that the new facility represents a very important breakthrough in the management of the waste of a third of the population of the entire province, which is served by the MSW Consortium. Valsequillo currently receives around 240,000 tonnes of waste from the grey container, the equivalent of 660,000 kg per day.
The new facility will enable the production of biostabilised material (compost) and will also recycle waste packaging, metal, cardboard and glass deposited by mistake in the grey container.