FCC picks up fifth Texas recycling contract
- FCC Environmental Services has won its fifth contract in Texas. The five-year deal to process recyclables from the city of Mesquite is worth an estimated $1.5 million.
- With the addition of Mesquite, FCC will now be handling around 75,000 tons of recyclables from approximately 2 million people in the Dallas-Fort Worth region at its new material recovery facility this year.
- This is FCC's seventh U.S. deal in the past two years. The company estimates that the backlog for these contracts is worth around $562 million.
A 15-year deal made in 2015 with Dallas to build and operate a $20 million MRF has made all of this possible. The latest deal closely follows the announcement of similar contracts with the nearby cities of Garland and University Park. In addition, FCC also has contracts in two Florida counties.
The Spanish FCC Group is becoming an ambitious player in the U.S. through its subsidiary FCC Environmental Services and additional contract announcements may not be far behind. The FCC Group operates a large network of facilities across 13 countries, where some of its most recent major deals are for waste-to-energy facilities. For a variety of complex reasons, building new WTE facilities in the U.S. is difficult right now but the demand for new single-stream MRFs continues to evolve.
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