Vacuum systems in city centres - Waste and Recycling

Waste handling operatives face many challenges in city centres. Traffic jams, a lack of space and lots of people. At the same time, ensuring a clean, tidy city environment is becoming an ever more important competitive advantage for city brands. The Envac vacuum system for waste handling results in considerably cleaner cities.

Volumes of waste in our city centres is increasing year on year. And the cost of dealing with all this waste is increasing at the same rate. More and more waste is being produced, which in turn leads to more transportation, increased emissions and even more of a shortage of space. Tourists, walkers and people who work in the city have to put up with smelly waste and noisy waste collection trucks idling right next to them. Every day. Demands for more hygienic waste handling are being expressed more and more frequently, not least from shopkeepers in the area.

With a vacuum system, nobody needs to come into contact with waste sacks or containers. All full inlets are emptied at regular intervals via a control system in a terminal building on the periphery of the area. This terminal building is linked to the inlets by means of an underground pipe system. This vacuum system can handle waste from the most diverse of organisations – from offices, shops, restaurants and from households as well, of course.

More and more Envac vacuum systems are being installed in city centres, both new and old. Two famous examples are Nyhavn in Copenhagen and Palma de Mallorca, where Envac has installed underground system serving restaurants, homes and small shops in the city.

Added value

Our solution is a long-term investment offering both financial and environmental advantages. We remove waste handling from the urban environment and at the same time add other value:

No need for waste collection trucks

Burying the waste handling system eliminates the need for heavy waste collection trucks in the city centre. The problem of over-full containers in the streets disappears as waste is emptied automatically as required.

Better hygiene

Hygiene is improved considerably for residents, shopkeepers and waste collection operatives. And as the system is hermetically sealed, waste will no longer attract pests or insects or release unpleasant odours.

Easy to position inlets

As inlets are less bulky than standard containers, there is room for more of them, thereby facilitating sorting at source. They can be placed at convenient distances for users and be structured so that they fit in with the environment and at the same time take into account buildings which are listed or otherwise protected.

Options for individual invoicing

Digital technology provides information on individual units connected. The quantity and type of waste and the time are recorded. This method allows every operator to be invoiced separately.

Lower operation and maintenance costs

The cost of the investment is compensated for thanks to considerably lower operation and maintenance costs. Contact us for a calculation of how much you could save. Moreover, installing the Envac vacuum system frees up space that you could be using for other things.