News 2012 › 2012-03-08
Molok comes to the Pyrenees
One of France’s oldest ski resorts, Font-Romeu in the Pyrenees, is one of the latest communities to select the Molok® Deep Collection System for its local recycling and municipal waste collection. Over 500 MolokDomino deep collection containers are to be installed locally, as well as in two neighbouring villages.
Each of the more than 200 waste collection points will comprise at least one section for waste and one for plastic and small cartons. Half of the MolokDomino containers at around 120 locations will be dedicated to glass, while specially developed 5 m3 MolokDomino containers at 30 locations will be dedicated to folded cardboard boxes.
The Molok® Deep Collection System is ideal for Font-Romeu, not only because it can withstand the heavy snowfall typical of the region but also because of its large capacity. The latter is particularly valuable in a community where the local population can vary from 2,500 out of season to 30,000 during peak season.
It is also easy to install MolokDomino containers on sloping ground, another benefit in a location such as Font-Romeu. A flexible range of wood, stone, or other cladding ensures that they blend into their surroundings as well.
Font-Romeu is the hometown of the current 2011 world biathlon pursuit champion, Martin Fourcade, and the 2011 world ski mountaineering champion and record-breaking ultra-trail runner, Kilian Jornet, and has been a ski resort for more than 80 years, making it the oldest resort in the Pyrenees. Located at 1,800 metres above sea level and equidistant from Toulouse and Barcelona, it is also one of the sunniest areas in France, and home to the world’s largest solar furnace and the THEMIS solar energy research centre.