The urban waste treatment and recovery complex.
Entry and exit control of persons and goods.
Equipment and facility maintenance workshops and laboratory.
Biological air filter reception unit.
Oficinas, Sala de exposiciones, Comedor, Vestuarios y Botiquín.
Waste reception and storage unit.
Waste recovery through the manual and automatic recovery of recyclable materials and preparation for composting of residual organic matter.
Recyclable product warehouse.
Command and control center for the different production processes.
Densification and storage area for materials destined to a controlled landfill.
GREEN WASTE UNIT:
Warehouse for plant waste arising from green areas and private and public vegetation.
Aerobic biological process of residual organic matter controlled in tunnels.
Stabilization and maturation process of residual organic matter after composting.
Biological air filter for the reception and composting tunnel units.
Biological air filter for the maturation, rotary blade and refinement units.
Aerobic biological process and maturation process of residual organic matter through automatic turning.
Impurity elimination process after the aerobic decomposition of organic matter: Glass, plastic, metal, ceramics, stone, etc., in order to transform it into final compost.
Glass recovery process in the rejects stream of the refining process.
Treatment of leachate and wastewater produced in the different production processes.
Storage of the different final products after composting and refining the residual organic matter: Selective organic compost and biostabilized matter.
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Los Hornillos: Treatment and recovery of urban waste
Los Hornillos urban waste treatment and recovery complex, promoted by the EMTRE, is part of the development of the “Facility 1” management project included in the Zonal Waste Plan for Zones III and VIII (Management Area 1) of the Valencian Community, and it is where the urban waste currently generated in Valencia city and its metropolitan area will be managed.
The metropolitan area of Valencia is made up of the capital and the 44 surrounding municipalities, with a total population of over 1,500,000 inhabitants.
The primary objectives of the design of the complex were the following:
A key point in the design of the facilities has been the mitigation of the environmental impact and the integration of these facilities, both from the functional and aesthetic points of view, with the surrounding environment. For this purpose, in addition to a careful architecture, the following measures were enforced:
- Elimination of odor emissions to nearby municipalities.
- Maximization of usable products.
- Elimination of the organic matter content of the reject fraction.
- 24 hours a day.
- 365 days a year.
- In order to manage an amount of urban waste close to