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The HERA Group was formed in 1984. Its aim since then has been to provide excellent service in the field of responsible environmental management. The Group was originally founded to solve the problem of waste generated in the Barcelona area (Spain).

In 1985, the leading company within the HERA Group (TRATESA) reinstated the Vallès Occidental landfill site, making it the first privately-run landfill site in Catalonia, located in one of the most technically advanced waste treatment centres in the world: CITA Coll Cardús, in Vacarisses in the province of Barcelona. Today the HERA Group is present not only in Spain, but also in the rest of Europe and Latin America.

Our professional career path has been based consistently on two essential principles that guide all of our activities:

Environmental excellence
A focus on quality as our basic policy when dealing with our clients' needs

In addition, the Group strives towards the sustainable, balanced, eco-efficient management of resources and the environment where refuse and emissions are no longer seen as simple worthless waste, but rather as a resource with potential for reuse and recovery that can be used in the provision of new raw materials, energy, clean water and space. The Group's aim is therefore to expand our activities contributing to closing the waste cycle, in other words "turning waste into a resource".