Microgaia, coordinating beneficiary of the project, visits Ecoaranda facilities in Aranda de Duero (Burgos), where they met with the Technical Director and the Technician responsible for the Environment.
Ecoaranda, a company dedicated in its beginnings to the service of containers for the treatment and recovery of waste, created in 2013 a recycling and compost plant due to the growing need to reuse resources. Its services include the treatment and recovery of non-hazardous waste, the collection and shredding of pruning waste and the production of compost.
In March, a first meeting was held between the project and Ecoaranda in order to know the basic aspects for the replication of the LIFE SARMIENTO management and composting system. After the meeting, it has been carried out the visit to its facilities in which it has been possible to check the availability of industrial machinery for waste management and the turning of compost piles as well as the existence of the necessary logistics infrastructure for the replication of the process, mainly trucks and transport containers of 40 m3. In addition, Ecoaranda has a chopper machine with which they already shred vine shoots for its use in composting. Ecoaranda is interested in receiving the support and technical assistance provided by the project to improve the composting method and replicate the system used in LIFE SARMIENTO.