Spanish environmental services and infrastructure firm, FCC, has secured a five year waste treatment and marketing contract for University Park in Texas.
The company said that recyclable material collected as part of the deal will be processed at its Material Recycling Facility (MRF) currently being constructed in Dallas.
The contract has a possible five year extension follows contract wins for FCC in 2015 in Dallas and Orange County
The contract was awarded by the City Council of University Park, Texas and covers the treatment and marketing of all the recyclables of the City.
The City of University Park is located in Dallas County with a population of approximately 24,000 residents. FCC said that it will collect and process approximately 3200 tonnes of recyclable material per year from its inhabitants.
The service commencement date of the contract is 2nd January 2, 2017, with a possible extension for an additional five years.
FCC was awarded the contract to build the MRF, due to open on 1 January 2017, on the McCommas Bluff Landfill site in southern Dallas, Texas in November 2015 with construction starting earlier this year.
The company said that it expects the financial turnover for the plant to be around €270 over the course of its lifetime.
The plant will use sorting and classification techniques, ncluding artificial vision as well as optical and gravimetric sorting machines.
All of the waste collected in the single recycling container will be sorted into different categories. It will recycle and give thousands of tonnes of paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and metals produced by the citizens of Dallas, back to the market, thereby following the circular economy principles.
“FCC has a growing presence in the US waste sector,” commented Inigo Sanz, CEO of FCC Environmental Services, the US subsidiary of FCC Group. “Following recent awards in Orange County and Dallas, securing the University Park contract is another important step for us.”
“By processing the recyclable material at our state of the art recycling facility we will make a huge difference to the management of waste for the local community,” he added/
Last month FCC received the P3 Bulletin Award for the single-stream MRF on the McCommas Bluff Landfill site in southern Dallas, Texas in the category Best Waste/Energy/Water Project.