The Municipal Company for Urban Environmental Services of Gijón (Emulsa) has put into operation five new vans, which will replace as many in urban waste and cleaning services, with a total investment of 280,150 euros. Three of them run on natural gas.
The three CNG-powered vans will work as support vehicles for the waste collection trucks, which are used to collect bags or items left outside the containers or notify streets blocked by improperly parked cars, according to a press release from Emulsa.
The announcement was made by the Councilor for the Environment and Sustainability and President of Emulsa, Rodrigo Pintueles.
“The municipal government team is committed to improving the mechanization of urban cleaning tasks that Emulsa is providing and a commitment to improving cleaning. We trust that the municipal contribution can be improved, because all this is done, ultimately, for a better provision of services to citizens,” said the official.
Emulsa has a fleet of 291 vehicles, including 32 electric and 19 powered by CNG, with an average age of 11.5 years.