OVER the last five years, Almuñecar has put its mind to recycling and this has resulted in a notable increase in the volume of rubbish recycled in the town, the council has reported.
Environmental councillor Luis Aragon reported on the subject for World Recycling Day and stressed that there are now 131 glass containers, 105 can and carton containers, 60 paper and cardboard containers, 14 used clothes containers and seven used cooking oil containers on the streets of the town.
“For the last four years we have also been running a paper recycling service for schools and municipal buildings which has been very effective, and bars and restaurants in the centre can now join a ‘door to door’ glass recycling project to make it easier for them,” Aragon said.
Next on the list of recycling-related goals is to provide specific bins for recycling batteries and a ‘punto limpio’ recycling point which the council is currently looking for a site for.
Finally, Aragon explained that the police and municipal cleaning service are on the lookout to ensure containers are put to their correct uses and no rubble or garden refuse are dumped in them.