A NEW door-to-door glass recycling service launched this year at Fuengirola fair was a great success, the council has reported, with a total of 7.94 tonnes of glass collected over the seven days of festivities.
Sixty-one containers were distributed at the 32 casetas in the fairground, Environment councillor Maria Jesus Pascual explained.
Cleaning councillor Pedro Vega thanked everyone who attended the fair for collaborating to keep the fairground as clean as possible and especially cleaning workers who gave their time to clean up after others busy having fun.
“Without their efforts we wouldn’t have achieved such positive results that allow Fuengirola to boast of having the cleanest fair in Andalucia,” Vega said.
Fuengirola has a long tradition in recycling and measures to preserve the environment. The Urban Development Plan (PGOU) obliges new buildings to put rubbish bins underground and the council is constantly working to get bins off the streets and underground.
The town currently has more than 1,200 recycling containers, more than 300 of which are for glass. Fuengirola is one of the towns on the Costa del Sol that recycles the most glass, a total of 1,200 tonnes last year for example.