COMPREHENSIVE HAZARDOUS AND NON-HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT

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Human activities produce a huge amount of waste of all kinds which has a negative impact on the environment. Proper waste treatment is essential to ensure sustainable development.

AFESA offers a comprehensive service for treating and disposing of hazardous and non-hazardous waste, ensuring as much waste as possible is recycled and minimising the impact of non-reusable waste.

Our work begins with a close analysis of waste disposal needs, applying the most appropriate treatment and dealing with both characterisation, packaging and transport and the legal requirements for final disposal. To do this, we have two modern transfer centres located in Lantarón (Álava) and Villanubla (Valladolid) covering a surface area of more than 4,000 sq. metres.

We are specialists in conditioning and treating all types of waste, such as electrical equipment, transformers and PCB capacitors, switches, contaminated land and water, etc. Of course, we are also authorised hazardous and non-hazardous waste managers (EU2/151/06 and EUX/023/06).

We have developed an innovative technology to treat equipment which has contained SF6, removing and regenerating SF6 from cells and switches and then decontaminating the equipment to be able to valorise it.

RESEARCH ON AND TREATMENT OF CONTAMINATED SOILS, AQUIFERS AND INDUSTRIAL RUINS

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The treatment of contaminated soils is one of the most complex environmental tasks, but soil restoration is vital to ensure the revaluation and the future of areas which would otherwise be condemned to neglect.

At AFESA, we design and execute regeneration proposals adapted to the needs of each project and optimised following technical, financial and environmental criteria to be able to certify the quality of the soil and its suitability for future use.

Our Soils Department is comprised of professionals in the fields of Geology, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Environmental Science and Biology, who take care of every phase of the process of regenerating contaminated soils:

Informes preliminares de situación.
Preliminary situation reports.
History and physical environment study.
Design and implementation of exploratory and detailed research.
On site and laboratory testing.
Risk analysis.
Design and implementation of restoration steps, employing on-site and off-site techniques.
Final soil quality verification.
Characterisation of industrial ruins.
Final certification technical reports.

DISASSEMBLY, DEMOLITION, SCRAPPING AND SELECTIVE VALORISATION OF INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES

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The environmental impact of obsolete industrial facilities is obvious. At AFESA we have extensive experience in the disassembly, demolition, scrapping and selective valorisation of industrial facilities.

We are specialists in taking on highly complex projects and implementing them without disrupting the rest of our clients’ production:

Project implementation and management at relevant institutions
Project management and execution.
Drafting and implementation of safety and health plan.
Inventory, characterisation, treatment and management of hazardous and non-hazardous waste.
Industrial cleaning (tanks, reactors, pipes).
Characterisation of industrial ruins.
Equipment disassembly, industrial plant disposal and scrapping.
Asbestos removal.
Selective demolition of facilities.
Managing demolition debris materials.
Drafting of environmental monitoring reports.
Soil decontamination.

24/7/365 EMERGENCY RESPONSE

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When there is an environmental emergency or disaster, a quick reaction is essential and so is having specialist teams on hand who know exactly what to do in each case to minimise damage as far as possible.

The AFESA Emergency Response service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and covers any contingency involving hazardous substances:

Fires in facilities.
Spills.
Facility cleaning.
Rail and road accidents.
Any incident or accident with an environmental impact.