Vila Nova de Gaia invests on Lasso semi-underground containers

In the next two years, Lasso will supply the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia with more than 90 semi-underground containers “Semi BT”. So far, about 35 containers for selective and mixed waste of 3m³ and 5m³ have been installed. This is a continued commitment by this municipality, which chooses Lasso semi-underground waste containers due to their characteristics of adaptation to the surrounding space, greater urban cleanliness and convenience in the access of residents to the equipment.

Within the scope of the urban waste collection system, this municipality (which was one of the first to install large capacity  semi-underground containers in Portugal) is currently investing in this kind of urban equipment, with concrete vats. Some have “Lioz” stone finishing and others “Wood Imitation” finishing, this last ones with recycled plastic plates, a more eco-friendly solution.

The objective is to increase the capacity of the urban waste collection system and to reduce the use of public space through the better adaptation of this type of equipment to the urban environment. Vila Nova de Gaia is another example of a municipality that is replacing the old surface containerization solution for mixed waste with Lasso semi-underground containers, in various locations in the most diverse parishes, from the urban core, to the coast and inland, contributing to the improvement of the urban image, hygiene, safety and public health.

“The option for this type of equipment and, in particular, for the prefabricated reinforced concrete monobloc structure, took into account especially the great tightness and resistance, including to acts of vandalism; lower operating costs, due to the high storage capacity, which translates into a reduction in the number of collection trips; as well as practically no maintenance, given the simplicity of the system, without incorporating hydraulic or mechanical systems ”, justifies councilor José Valentim Miranda, responsible for the Environment and Urban Rehabilitation of the Municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia.

“It also add the common advantages to containers deployed in depth, namely in terms of hygiene and healthiness, significantly reducing contact with the outside and favoring the presence of lower temperatures due to the depth of storage, with a slower decomposition of waste and consequent retention and reduction of bad odors ”, concludes councilor José Valentim Miranda.