Urban waste recycling and treatment

FCC Medio Ambiente manages 24.6 million tonnes of waste and produces 6.35 million tonnes of secondary raw materials (SRM) and refuse-derived fuel (RDF). The company boasts over 800 operational waste management facilities, of which more than 200 of which are environmental compounds performing waste management and recycling.

FCC philosophy is based on treating waste as a resource, reusing and recycling it as much as possible and taking advantage of the energy in waste, when this is feasible.

FCC Environment operates the most extensive and varied range of treatment plants in the world, including various types of mechanical recycling, composting, biomethanisation and value recovery systems.

In many locations many different technologies are combined to ensure that the resources in the waste are as much recovered as possible. Close to 90 landfills receive the remaining waste and FCC captures the generated biogas and installs wind turbines so energy can be extracted from these landfills.