Owners urged to clean up pet mess

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COOLING OFF: Dogs and owners at Los Niños Park.

IN an attempt to convince dog-owners of the need to clean up after their pets, Estepona Council will be handing out 100,000 bags and 2,000 bag holders along with 10,000 leaflets over the next few weeks.

Raising awareness amongst dog-owners is one of the main aims of a clean-up campaign launched in the town, explained Services Councillor Blas Rufaza, as: “Most owners have a good attitude and remember their bags but some still forget or haven’t yet acquired the habit.”

Leaflets contain information on 65 special bins spread across town for the used bags to be placed in along with information on a specific dog park at Los Niños Park, the councillor said.

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Other information the campaign aims to provide is regarding a free used furniture collection service and the Punto Limpio recycling point.

Rufaza explained that those needing to get rid of furniture should call 951 703 849 or send an email to www.lineaverdeestepona.com to arrange collection. The service runs Mondays to Sundays in the mornings and afternoons.

The recycling point by the beginning of the Jubrique road, he also pointed out, is open Mondays to Fridays from 9.30am to 1pm and 4pm to 6pm, and from 9am to 2pm on Saturdays, and accepts all types of rubbish which cannot be thrown into normal bins including rubble, used oil and batteries.

“By going to the recycling point we guarantee our waste is properly treated to avoid damage to the environment and keep our town clean at the same time,” the councillor said.

The leaflets also remind people that rubbish should not be taken out to public containers until 9pm in the summer and 8pm in the winter to avoid bad smells and give the town a better, healthier image.

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