HARRINGTON PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SENA Waste Services, a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT NORTH AMERICA, announced today that the City of Edmonton, Alberta, has selected the company for a five-year agreement worth approximately $75 million to operate and maintain two key portions of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre. Under the new agreement, SENA Waste Services will maintain and operate the Edmonton Composting Facility (ECF), and provide important maintenance support services for the Integrated Process and Transfer Facility (IPTF), and the Construction & Demolition (C&D) Facility.
“This selection represents an important milestone that clearly demonstrates SENA Waste Services is well regarded by the City of Edmonton, which is one of world’s most sustainable cities,” said Bertrand Camus, CEO of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT NORTH AMERICA. SENA Waste Services and its predecessor companies have worked with the City of Edmonton since 2001.
According to Philippe Allouche, General Manager, SENA Waste Services, the Edmonton Waste Management Centre is a unique collection of advanced waste processing and research facilities. Owned and operated by the City of Edmonton Waste Management Services, the center is North America's largest collection of modern, sustainable waste processing and research facilities and is an integral part of Edmonton’s approach to waste management.
“In just over 20 years Edmonton has travelled from a relatively simple waste management system to one of the most sophisticated in the world,” said Bud Latta, Director – Processing and Disposal Waste Management Services. “We are proud of our accomplishments and excited to partner with SENA Waste Services in bringing innovative solutions to the residents and businesses of Edmonton.”
The Integrated Processing and Transfer Facility maintained by SENA Waste Services allows the separation of waste into three categories:
- organics for composting
- waste for landfill
- waste for conversion to ethanol at the on-site Waste-to-Biofuels Facility
The Construction & Demolition Facility recycles wood, drywall, asphalt shingles, concrete, metals, and brush and trees. The Edmonton Composting Facility operated and maintained by SENA Waste Services is the largest composting facility in the country, allowing for composting of both organic solid waste and bio-solids material.
According to Latta, the City of Edmonton currently diverts up to 60% of household waste from landfill through recycling and composting. The organic portion of the household waste is sorted out and composted. “Our waste diversion success is the result of effective, early strategic planning and now solid operational execution,” he said. “SENA Waste Services has become an important part of those operations and plays a key role in our successes.”
"By making recovery a priority development focus, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has gradually become a producer of renewable energy and a leader in resource management. The circular economy is at the heart of our strategy and today we bring our clients much more than waste treatment services; we offer them renewable solutions as demonstrated by the exemplary case of Edmonton," concludes Marie-Ange Debon, Deputy CEO in charge of International Business at SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.
About SENA Waste Services
SENA Solid Waste Holdings Inc. (“SENA Waste Services”), an Alberta corporation, is a joint venture between SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT NORTH AMERICA and AECOM, operating two major waste operation contracts in Alberta: the Edmonton Composting Facility and Swan Hills Treatment Centre. The Edmonton Composting Facility is one of the largest composting facilities in the world. The Swan Hills Treatment Centre is the only facility of its kind in Canada and plays a critical role in proper disposal of hazardous waste, such as PCBs and dioxins for the Province. SENA Waste Services is a strategic joint venture offering reliable and innovative treatment solutions for the Canadian waste market, focused on life-cycle cost optimization and long-term operation performance.
About SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT
Natural resources are not infinite. Each day, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) and its subsidiaries deal with the challenge of protecting resources by providing innovative solutions to industry and to millions of people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT supplies drinking water to 92 million people, provides wastewater treatment services for 65 million people and collects the waste produced by 52 million people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has 79,550 employees and, with its presence on five continents, is a world leader exclusively dedicated to water and waste management services. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT generated total revenues of EUR 14.6 billion in 2013.