Our Waste Management Model.

From waste to secondary raw material

GGR has applied the Dry-Wet model, which separates the dry and wet waste from the beginning. This waste is moved and managed in a different way.

GGR covers all the areas that make up the waste management sector, from the collection of waste to its recovery and reinsertion into the economic system as a secondary raw material. We do this by carrying out improved selection processes that allow us to reduce tons of waste that go to landfills and to obtain “cleaner” materials, such as wood, plastic, paper, cardboard, metal, pieces of glass, etc.

Dry Waste

Dry waste is the one that contains organic or biodegradable matter. Dry waste includes paper, cardboard, plastic and metal packages (without residues of dangerous substances), metal, wood and other objects.

PapelPaper and cardboard waste is dry waste.
PlasticoPlastic and plastic packages is dry waste.
VidrioGlass is dry waste.
MezclaWaste originated from a mix of different materials is dry waste.
MetalesFerric and non-ferric metal waste is dry waste.
MaderaWood waste is dry waste.

Wet Waste

Wet waste is waste containing organic matter or matter susceptible to biodegrade and produce leachate.

HumedoOrganic biodegradable waste is wet waste.

Dry – Wet Storage

GGR counts on waste storage equipments suitable for any need. From plastic containers of 50, 120, 240, 360, 800 or 1100 litres, suitable for a separate collection, to containers, boxes and metal compactors from 2 to 35 m3.

Containers that are manually manipulated have wheels, which make their maneuverability easier.

Containers intended to industrial, commercial or sanitary waste have lids that protect waste from adverse weather conditions and from external plagues, being more hygienic and cleaner.

GGR has established maintenance and clean processes for all the containers in order to secure their excellent conditions.


Types of containers for wet waste

Containers with a capacity from 50 to 1100 litres, with lids to guarantee the necessary health conditions and with wheels to make the movement easier if needed. With this kind of containers, waste is collected by our waste collection trucks which have rear loader and lifting arms, so that our employees do not have to make any physical effort.

Wet waste container

Plastic containers with lids and wheels for wet waste.
Capacity: 50 – 360 litres

Wet waste container

Plastic containers with lids and wheels for wet waste.
Capacity: 800 – 1100 litres

Self-contained compactors for wet waste

Self-contained compactors for wet waste.
Capacity: From 15 m3 to 25 m3

Covered self-contained compactors for wet waste

Capacity and types of filling it includes

Types of containers for dry waste

Containers with a capacity from 50 to 1100 litres, with lids to guarantee the necessary health conditions and with wheels to make the movement easier if needed. With this kind of containers, waste is collected by our waste collection trucks which have rear loader and lifting arms, so that our employees do not have to make any physical effort.

Container for dry waste

Plastic containers with lids and wheels for dry waste.
Capacity: 50 – 360 litres

Container for dry waste

Plastic containers with lids and wheels for dry waste.
Capacity: 800 – 1100 litres

Self-contained compactors for dry waste

Self-contained compactors for dry waste.
Capacity: From 15 m3 to 25 m3

Covered self-contained compactors for dry waste

Capacity: From 15 m3 to 25 m3

Mesh stillage for cardboard

Capacity and types of filling it includes

Containers for confidential paper

They guarantee inaccessibility

High volume containers for dry waste

Capacity: From 2m3 to 12m3

Closed or opened high volume boxes

Capacity: From 20m3 to 35m3

Dry-Wet collection and transport

The collection of waste is carried out with our own trucks, according to the containers, boxes and self-contained compactors format determined by the respective needs. The separate collection of dry and wet waste makes that dry waste (with a high percentage of recovered content) does not become contaminated by the fermentable materials contained in the wet waste.

Once waste is collected, it is carried to the corresponding facility.

As for wet waste, it is carried to managers who deal with this kind of waste. As for dry waste, they are carried to our facility, where they are completely processed with the aim of carrying out all the processes needed for the best waste sorting and recovery, in order to put them back into the economic system and to minimize the disposal.

Only the non-recovered material is transferred to authorized storages based on areas very close to us. The whole process is carried out with our own human and material resources, from the producer customer to the sorting, transport and recovery.

“The vehicle fleet of GGR consists of vehicles prepared to manage containers from 120 litres to 40m3”

Collection trucks

Collection trucks of different capacities with container dump equipment. They collect containers from 120 litres to 5m3.

Collection trucks with two compartments of a high capacity double rear loader. They can collect two kind of waste at the same time keeping the original separation.

Dump trucks

For loading, transferring and unloading containers. They are characterized for being significantly smaller than the collection trucks. This way, they can access places where collection trucks cannot access due to their size. They have a lifting platform.

Container trucks

Container trucks with two chain system axles.

They transport high capacity metal containers.

Tractor unit

Tractor unit to transport high capacity trailers.

Container trucks of three axles

Container trucks of three axles with multilift system, which transport boxes, self-contained compactors and high capacity containers.

Dry Waste Facility

The fraction of dry waste coming from the selective collection is managed in GGR facilities.

GGR counts on facilities strategically located in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, where we carry out industrial and municipal waste management. The GGR management minimizes the final waste, which means an environmental and economic improvement, according to the Circular Economy parameters. The classification of more than the 90% of waste allows the increase of their recovery, according to the following process:

The process starts with the unloading of materials in the entry cumulation zone

The material is collected with a chain belt conveyor that channels waste to the first classification stage

The trommel classifies and sifts the material

Each type of fraction classified follows a subprocess that separates fractions that can be recovered

The material classified in the selection platform is accumulated in storage conveyors with control sensors that completely fill their volume

Once these stores are filled, the material is unloaded in a chain belt conveyor that will send the by-product to a baling press machine

The press machine compacts the material and after that, it is packaged

The DRY-WET model:

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It improves the efficiency of the management and selection process (classification) of waste thanks to the investment in cutting-edge technology.

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It reduces the disposal costs since it obtains "clean" (recovered) product fractions.

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It increases the organic fraction recovered from the treated waste.

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It boosts the possibilities of organic fraction present in waste, which nowadays is not selected, resulting in very high cost in landfills and a great opportunity for its recovery.

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It generates much more recovered "products", increasing efficiency.

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It improves the selection process in order to reduce tons that go to landfills and to obtain "cleaner" materials, such as wood, plastic, paper, cardboard, metal, pieces of glass, etc.

Moreover, GGR manages third-party waste treatment facilities.