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Befesa is awarded contract for non-hazardous industrial waste centre in Castilla y León

The regional ministry of the environment of the Castilla y León regional government has awarded Befesa Gestión de Residuos Industriales, Hergonsa, Arcebansa and Biotrans the contract to construct a new non-hazardous waste centre for the autonomous region, worth more than €30 million.

The centre will be constructed in Ampudia (Palencia), which is strategically located to serve the main industrial waste producing centres on the Valladolid-Palencia corridor. The site also fulfils the geological requirements for an infrastructure of this type with non-porous soils, no underground aquifers or water courses, an appropriate distance from residential areas and an area that is not protected.

The centre will have the capacity to treat the most common 15 different types of industrial waste produced in the region and it will recycle approximately 70%, meaning that less than one third of these wastes will be destined to landfill.

The project will create 34 direct jobs as well as other socio-economic benefits for the surrounding communities. The project also includes construction of the refuse transfer points in the various industrial estates, provided that sites are allocated for them, and the installation of an environmental classroom at the plant for educational and teaching purposes.

This new centre helps to consolidate Befesa’s integral industrial waste management activity, which aims to recycle and recover materials using the latest technologies for designing specific solutions for each client and sector, which respect the environment.