Replacing multiple daily waste collections made by a fleet of waste collection vehicles, the City of León’s Envac system quickly transports waste under the streets from the 315 inlets to the system’s waste collection station, located on the outskirts of the city, in a new neighbourhood known as La Lastra.
This means that waste collection vehicles no longer even need to enter Barrio Húmedo, the historical centre. The Envac system has reduced the pressure on the beautiful, but ill-equipped urban infrastructure dating back eight centuries.
In line with Envac’s commitment to ongoing development and as part of the City of León’s drive to ensure that the system is fully utilised, the municipality continually adapts the inlets to better meet user demand. Not only does this increase user engagement but it also improves the overall efficiency of the system.