Valorsul inaugurates a new transfer station and recycling centre in Torres Vedras.
Valorsul, EGF concessionaire, inaugurated today, in the municipality of Torres Vedras, the new Transfer Station and Ecocentre, which involved an investment of around 3 million Euros and will allow a reduction of over 160 thousand km/year in travelled distances, which represents a considerable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
The event was attended by the Minister for the Environment and Climate Action, Duarte Cordeiro; the Mayor of Torres Vedras, Laura Rodrigues, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of EGF, Emídio Pinheiro, and the Chief Executive Officer of Valorsul, Marta Neves.
This investment results from a commitment between Valorsul and the Municipality of Torres Vedras, since the merger with Resioeste, and is assumed as a determinant for the efficiency of the waste collection services of the Municipality of Torres Vedras which, in 2019, presented an average capitation of tri-flux recyclables equivalent to 52kg/inhabitant/year.
The new Transfer Station has the capacity to receive 35,000 tonnes per year of common waste, as well as the capacity to receive recyclable waste, such as wood, plastics, paper and cardboard, glass, scrap metal, bulky waste and garden waste, at the Ecocentre, which can be delivered by the population.
Regarding this initiative, Marta Neves, President of the Executive Committee of the company, said that "the Torres Vedras station is one more step in Valorsul's approach to municipalities and citizens, always with the ambition of a better environmental performance, either in terms of recycling or in terms of treatment of the urban waste generated".
For more information about this initiative, consult the website www.valorsul.pt