MURO Town Hall has hired a company of private detectives to combat illegal dumping of waste and has already ‘opened at least three files’ that could result in fines of up to €9,000.
Mayor, Marti Fornes, said the move was deemed necessary as ‘there are offenders who, instead of going to the mandatory green point, abandon mattresses, appliances or other unauthorised waste illegally’.
There are apparently 30 official collection points Fora Vila.
Fornes explained that the detectives prepare a detailed report with a description of the waste deposited, the registration number of the offender’s vehicle, photographs and other information, before passing it to the local authority, which then decides if ‘a case should be opened’.
But the move has not been welcomed by all councillors who ‘distrust the method’ which they claim lacks ‘mechanism and administrative control’, and allows the municipal government to decide who ‘to denounce’.