History

SAV, is a service company founded in 1900, which conducts its activity in the field of the environment, from the cleaning of public and private spaces; integrated waste management to water treatment plant maintenance.

It currently provides services to the autonomous communities of Valencia, Cataluña, La Rioja, Castilla la Mancha, Andalucía, Aragón, Navarra, País Vasco, Murcia, Galicia, Asturias, Extremadura, Baleares y Madrid.

  • Year 1900

    SAV started out in the field of collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of urban residuals, when a group of agriculturalists formed a society to nourish their fields with Valencia city’s waste. SAV started using traditional methods and has remained constant in its objective for more than one hundred years; reusing and recycling.

  • Year 1930

    New fleet of rubbish collection lorries.

  • Year 1940

    Waste collection in 1940

  • Year 1960

    New fleet of lorries

  • Year 1967

    Foundation of FERVASA, the most important compost and fertilizer factory in Europe with a daily capacity of 800 Tm. of treated residues.

  • Year 1967

    Inauguration of the old facilities in Carretera de Malilla

  • Year 1973

    In 1973, in two cities of more than 50,000 inhabitants, namely Gandía and Torrent, it began its public building and street cleaning services.

  • Year 1982

    Implementation of the containerization system of the RSU collection services in the city of Valencia.

  • Year 1988

    The beginning of selective glass collection, followed by paper; cardboard; batteries; furniture; used household appliances; plastic, etc.

  • Year 1992

    SAV begins its activity in the transport of urban waste.

  • Year 1993

    Start of the activity of conservation of parks and gardens.


    SAV started its activity in the sector of industrial cleaning with the Mercavalencia contract.

  • Year 1994

    With the help of mechanization to its service, the Valencia City Council entrusted the society with the south zone, which constitutes the most important and emblematic region of the city.


    SAV is the majority owner of the RSU disposal plant in “La Matrona”, municipal district of Dos Aguas (Valencia)

  • Year 1995

    In 1995 it carried out the first action in the field of urban water treatment, with the expansion of the EDAR Sagunto (Valencia).

  • Year 1996

    This year saw the first step in the activity of conservation of protected natural areas, with work starting in “La Devesa Albufera”.

  • Year 1997

    SAV begins the first pilot tests for the implementation of side-loading trucks in the city of Valencia.

  • Year 1998

    In this year activity in the construction industry began. The primary objective being the implementation of both building & civil public works as well as environmental

  • Year 1999

    With the cleaning and collection of waste in L'Alfàs del Pi, the extension of the province of Alicante begins.

  • Year 2000

    This year saw the start of municipal building cleaning services in the Valencian town of Picassent as well as the cleaning of beaches in Alboraia.


    For four years SAV was responsible for running the first LIFE project developed in L'albufera Natural Park to regenerate the “La Devesa” dune habitat.

  • Year 2001

    The activity of integral building maintenance began this year with the maintenance and cleaning of the installations of L'Umbacle which would be followed in 2009 by the maintenance and cleaning of L'Hemisfèric.

  • Year 2005

    In 2005 SAV was awarded the collection and cleaning of Valencia city’s zone 1.

  • Year 2006

    The beginning of the works and development of the elimination plant 'Installation 2' in Dos Aguas

  • Year 2007

    The company moved from its old facilities in Valencia to its current location of Paiporta.

  • Year 2011

    SAV is the first company in the sector of urban services in the Valencian Community to achieve the certificate of the community management and environmental audit system promoted by the European Union which has been in effect since 2011.

  • Year 2012

    The activity of treatment and waste disposal has been present from the early days of the society. Since 2005 it has operated the treatment plant of Dos Aguas and in 2007 achieved the award for the construction and operation of the waste treatment plant in Manises, Installation 3, in operation since 2012.

  • Year 2014

    With the award of the maintenance of Valencia’s general and peripheral cemeteries, SAV begins its activity in this sector.

  • At present

    Currently SAV has a comprehensive presence in many municipalities in the Valencian Community in activities such as street cleaning; waste collection; landscaping and construction as well as a significant presence throughout the state in the activity of sewage treatment. What is our new challenge? To help transform cities into more efficient and sustainable environments for all their citizens.

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