L’Arca del Maresme is a private company which has been specialising since 1997 in providing environmental services for the Comarca del Maresme region of Catalonia on the northern coast of Barcelona. They are very involved in this region providing waste collection, street and beach cleaning, the operation of household waste recycling centres and waste transfer station contracts for the Comarca del Maresme municipalities.
On 14th July 2014, l’ Arca del Maresme won the waste collection and street cleansing contract for the municipality of Argentona in the Comarca del Maresme region of Catalonia. The contract is initially for four years, with the option of an extension for an additional two years. It involves the collection of non – recyclable waste, organic waste and dry recyclables from a population of 12,000 people as well as providing street cleaning services using both manual labour and mechanical sweeping equipment. As part of the new contract, the company also empties all of the litter bins in the streets of the municipality, using a fleet of small Piaggio collection vehicles.
Waste collection service
The waste collection service in Argentona differs from that in other cities and towns in Spain. l’ Arca del Maresme carry out a door – to – door waste collection service for 75% of the municipality’s population. This involves the collection of non – recyclable waste in plastic sacks, and the collection of dry recyclables such as paper, cardboard, plastic (PET, HDPE, TETRAPACK and LDPE) and steel and aluminium tins and cans (commingled) in categorised containers.