For 2 days, 60 of the world's very best lady skiing competitors and around 25,000 spectators are set to converge on Semmering, Zauberberg in Austria. Local accommodation is already booked out, and you can hope to avoid a traffic jam or two on your way to the beautiful Alpine resort. This prestigious World Cup skiing event is held every second year at the end of December. This year, on the 28th – there's the giant slalom, and on the 29th the biggest attraction – the Night Slalom Special - a must for any skiing fan!
The main fan area is like a winter fair and has a festival feel with a number of small music stages where spectators can enliven their mood with some typical 'Apre ski' music. Pennants, gloves, scarves and many other souvenirs are sold, as well as drinks and food in large quantities. And in the midst of all this; our company - .A.S.A. - and at this year's event we will be presenting the new FCC Environment brand for the first time. We have been on board partners of the event since 2002, as main waste disposer for the Semmering lift operating company (Bergbahnen Semmering Hirschenkogel GmbH), as well as for the hotels (Panhans Hotelmanagement GmbH).
Without our 20 pcs 1,100 litre waste containers, our 20 pcs 240 litre plastic bins, our 20 mobile toilets and 2 sanitary containers the event would be messy and unhygienic – a complete disaster! Our 4 specialist on-site colleagues are supported by a press-waste truck and a suction-tank truck and will be taking care of the smooth running of the event's waste disposal requirements.
We provide a broad range of services, including: The provision of containers and bins for waste disposal, the continuous exchange and transportation of collected waste and it's subsequent management, the cleaning of the carpets in the VIP tents, support during the assembly and the dismantling of the stands and grandstand of the World Cup arena and the cleaning of and maintenance of roads and walkways throughout the area.
“We always need around 2 days of preparation work beforehand and we then provide a 24 hour a day service during the event, whatever the weather conditions”, says Florian Pratscher, the representative of - .A.S.A. Abfall Service Neunkirchen GmbH - who is responsible for the team of onsite staff. “During the event we usually collect about 15-20 tons of mixed waste and have to use our trucks many times a day to empty the bins, as well as regularly sucking out the mobile toilets and keeping the whole area clean, orderly and hygienic. “