OWNERS of vacant lots in Huercal-Overa have just a couple of days to tidy them up.
Some have not done this for years and a municipal edict dated July 8 gave owners one month to comply. If they failed to do so, the town hall will step in and do it for them before passing on the bill.
“Dumping litter and rubbish on private plots or public spaces is strictly forbidden,” Huercal mayor Domingo Fernandez’s announcement reminded residents. This particularly applied to privately-owned land where it is not the public services’ remit to enter.
A separate edict advised the Huercal population that rubbish should not be put out for collection until 8pm and, unless it consists of glass or plastic, should be put into rubbish bags.
Large household objects can be put out on the 11th and 26th of each month, and left beside the rubbish containers without hindering traffic or pedestrians.