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FCC Breaks Ground at the Placer County Environmental Compound in California (USA)


FCC Breaks Ground at the Placer County Environmental Compound in California (USA)

FCC Breaks Ground at the Placer County Environmental Compound in California (USA)

On 13th April, FCC Environmental Services, FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente's subsidiary in the United States, started the renovation works of the Placer County Waste Recycling Compound in California (USA) with a groundbreaking ceremony held in the city of Roseville by the Western Placer Waste Management Authority (WPWMA). The event kicked off the construction phase of the contract, which will involve a total investment of $120 million (around €110 million) and which, along with its operation, was awarded to the company in April 2022.

This contract will employ 215 people and represents a potential order book value of $1.5 billion (around €1.37 billion) over a period of up to 20 years. The recycling compound will be one of the world's largest plants of its kind, with a capacity of 650,000 tonnes per year.

The new state-of-the-art facility upgrades will include a new material recovery facility (MRF), a construction and demolition MRF, a composting facility and a maintenance shop, all to maximise diversion of waste from landfill with the latest technology.

FCC Environmental Services manages over 600,000 tonnes per year for the WPWMA since the start of the contract in July 2022. The company operates the facility and is committed to the improvements of the renovation project, which will increase the overall recycling rate, reduce odours and maximise waste as resource.

FCC Environmental Services provides end-to-end waste management and recycling services to more than 11 million Americans and is one of the 15 largest companies in the sector in the United States, present in the states of California, Texas, Florida, Nebraska and Iowa. In the last 12 months it has signed contracts worth €2,1 billion (around €1,92 billion).


WPWMA directors and FCC Environmental Services officers, from right to left: Bonnie Gore: director, Placer County; Shanti Landon: director, Placer County; Scott Alvord: chair, City of Roseville; Bill Haldin: director, City of Rocklin; Dan Brazil: COO, FCC Environmental Services; Dan Karleskint: director, City of Lincoln; and Andrea Rodriguez: director of Engineering, FCC Environmental Services.

Photo credit and copyright belongs to the Western Placer Waste Management Authority