Proposal to award the four parts of the new cleaning contract

Proposal to award the different packages for the new cleaning contract, which divides the service into four geographical areas. The goal is to achieve 60% selective waste collection by 2030, to adapt the service to each neighbourhood and to guarantee socially responsible management. The new contract starts in 2022.

25/02/2021 14:31 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

The procurement committee has proposed the four companies to be awarded the contract and manage the service. The awarding of the contract must now be approved in the full council meeting for March. By zone, the companies are:

  • Centre (Ciutat Vella, Eixample and Gràcia): FCC Medio Ambiente, SA.
  • West (Sants-Montjuïc, Les Corts and Sarrià – Sant Gervasi): Corporación CLD, Servicios Urbanos de Tratamiento de Residuos, SL.
  • North (Horta-Guinardó and Nou Barris): Valoriza, Servicios Medioambientales, SA.
  • East (Sant Andreu and Sant Martí): Urbaser, SA.

The new contract allows for an increase of 225 workers, bringing the total up to 4,400, as well as the indirect employment this means for different sectors.

The contract should run for eight years, with the option of an additional two, and a budget of nearly 300 million euros a year.

Towards zero waste

The main goals of the new cleaning contract are to:

  • Adapt the service to each neighbourhood to improve results: extra cleaning at critical spots, more efficient use of resources and more intense cleaning in areas used most by citizens.
  • Achieve 60% selective waste collection by 2030: rollout of the door-to-door collection system in new areas, introduction of new technologies and a fleet of electric vehicles to cut pollution.
  • Improve control of the service: management of the new contract from the municipal administration, automation of data and opening up of information to citizens.
  • Guarantee the socially responsible management of the service: creation of equality and non-discrimination plans, introduction of social clauses and backing for procurement with companies from the social economy.


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