Project executed by
Envac Iberia
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Project status
Spain / Residential area

The collection station of the Envac system in Valdelsafuentes is a well-known image of the Alconbendas city. The 400 m2 hexagonal roof is covered with solar panels and it has been on the cover of numerous magazines and in newspapers.

The comfortable and easy operation of the Envac system in Valdelasfuentes inspired the City Council to continue with pneumatic waste collection in future developments.
Felix Caraballa, Environmental Manager

The Envac system in Valdelasfuentes has helped to reduce the energy consumption by almost 20 percent by using a new energy saving programme developed and patented by Envac.

A 4,2 Km pipenet, with 175 discharge valves, collects a total of 14 tons/day in two fractions of waste, packaging and rest, serving 3,500 dwellings, a large shopping mall and one of the largest sports arenas in Europe.

Basic project information
Project startup1998
In operation since2001
Basic system data
Type of systemStationary Vacuum System
System subtypeSVS 500
Application areaResidential area, Shopping centre
Design capacity14 tons per day
Area size85
Number of fractions2
Number of inlets200
Total metres of pipe5000
Type of wasteGeneral waste / Rest, Mixed recyclables without paper