Environment Department

The mobile system is characterized by the fact that collection points are located strategically and are the trucks which are connected to those points and collect the wastes stored in the containers by suction. In this way, they have no why they circulate in the residential area. Fixed pneumatic collection system is more popular, although experts are betting for one or another depending on the volume of waste. The fixed, due to its greater budget for the necessary construction of premises for the grouping of waste and his later sending to treatment plants, is best suited for municipalities or highly populated urban areas, while the mobile is recommended in smaller communities. Advantages and disadvantages in the description of the functioning of this system of pneumatic waste collection, yet innovative in our country, will have hinted some advantages as the simplicity of the process for the citizen and the possibility to dispose of waste at any time of the day. However, they are not the only ones, as outstanding experts. To them must be added the following:-this system can be installed in any city.

It has no limitations when there is physical space on sidewalks or driveways to be able to enter the pipeline, explain technicians. -Absence of containers in public – removed noise and smells – system security – away animals that usually feed on these remains – promotes the selective collection of garbage – prevents furniture and major appliances be thrown into bins – facilitates the use to disabled people among the inconveniences, the fear of a citizen opposition holds first place. While politicians, environmental experts and specialists from all countries is congratulated by finding a system like this, which facilitates the collection of rubbish, technicians as Marisol Monte, of the Environment Department of the city of Vitoria and responsible for the implementation of the waste in the capital of Alava pneumatic collection, are aware that without the approval of citizens, this system is doomed to failure, however well functioning facilities. All systems require a very important prior effort of residents regarding separation at source to be able to then deposit them in each of each of them, implanted system explains Montes. Each residue must be deposited in the mailbox designed for this purpose. Beyond the technical aspects, responsible for environmental projects such as the pneumatic waste collection are aware of investment in education and information necessary to achieve a change of habits in citizenship. So stands out it Monte, who during two long years has had to cope, as head of the pneumatic collection in Vitoria, the opposition of environmentalists and neighborhood associations with a single weapon: the personalized information.

For us it was essential that each neighbor knew exactly how the process works, as well as ensure the Elimination of noise and unpleasant odours, explained from the Alava Ayuntamiento. The population must know that as any other activity that can be implanted in the low housing and likely to cause discomfort, previous investments will be made to avoid them, he adds. Other disadvantages include the following:-high energy costs for the functioning of the system. Specialists advocate is arguing that energy consumption could be a deterrent to keep in mind if you could quantify and compare with the energy consumption in the same conditions of operation than traditional methods, but you can’t. -Difficulty in finding an alternative garbage collected system before troubleshooting in System. -High initial investment in consolidated residential areas – high risk from vandalism.