The automated waste collection system installed by Envac in 2017 marked a significant milestone for South American hospitals. This solution transported over nine tons of linen and nearly nine tons of general waste every day via a 820 foot-long pipe network, with 116 collection points across the hospital.
One of the most noticeable benefits of the new system was the significant reduction in the time required to manually handle waste. Hospital porters no longer need to push trolleys of waste around the hospital, freeing up more time to focus on front-of-house duties.
The system has contributed to creating a cleaner and more productive hospital environment, while also minimizing operational costs. The use of the hospital elevators was reduced, and the time saved from manual waste transportation was reallocated for other essential tasks.
This fully operational system runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and reflects the Sirio-Libanes Hospital’s commitment to world-class standards. Envac’s innovative solution has become the model for automated waste management in healthcare facilities in South America, paving the way for more sustainable and efficient waste management systems.