Palm Beach County has recently awarded FCC Environmental Services the contract for the collection of all residential and commercial solid waste for the next seven years and with a value of $215 million (around €191 million), commencing October 1st, 2019.
The contract covers two zones out of the four considered by the tender, though no company could be awarded more than two zones, and FCC was the only firm to achieve being awarded 2 zones.
The scope of the service includes the collection of garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulky waste for about 50 % of the total population in the County, which is around 1.3 million inhabitants.
It is also important to remark that the contract also includes the exclusive franchise of the commercial waste for the two zones, which given the significance of tourism in the area will play a very important role in the service.
FCC will provide the service with a brand new fleet of 108 vehicles, including 90 collection trucks and other ancillary units, and will generate more than 120 jobs, including a significant part of them among local companies that FCC will subcontract.
Palm Beach County is one of the three counties that make up the metropolitan region of Miami and one of the highest income in the US.
FCC already has a significant presence in Florida in some of the largest counties such as Orange County and Polk County and will increase its activity in the southern portion of the state thanks to this new award.
FCC has signed ten contracts in Texas and three in Florida in the last few years, totaling more than 1.1 billion dollars, and is currently providing services for more than 8 million Americans.