Waste collection Reimagined at Expo Park
Envac’s waste collection system at Expo Park in Lisbon is an underground automated waste collection system that uses a vast network of pipes to transport waste from various locations in the area to a central collection station. The system was implemented in 1998 as part of the infrastructure for Expo ’98 and has since been expanded and modernised to accommodate the area’s growing needs. The system uses vacuum technology to transport waste, eliminating the need for traditional garbage trucks to collect waste from individual bins.
The system has several benefits, including reduced noise pollution, cleaner streets, and improved hygiene. It also reduces the carbon footprint typically associated with waste collection, eliminating the need for heavy fossil fuel powered garbage trucks to travel through the area.