THE AYUNTAMIENTO of Benalmádena hosted a meeting of the board for waste management on Monday in which representatives of all political parties (PSOE, IU, PP, Citizens and Vox) participated. During the meeting, the increase in efficiency in the service of collecting packaging, paper and glass was highlighted.
Mayor of Benalmádena, Víctor Navas, explained “This agreement underlines the commitment of all political forces to raise awareness and educate citizens. Cleanliness is not only the responsibility of the local administration, but also the residents, who face important tasks such as depositing rubbish bags inside containers, recycling properly or avoiding dumping furniture on public roads.”adding that resident cooperation “will allow us not only to reduce the costs of cleaning but also to enjoy a city with the best possible image.”
The collection of packaging in Benalmádena has increased by 16.84 percent (857,680 kilos, 123,600 kilos more than in 2018), paper by 10.02 percent (804,960 kilos, 79,240 kilos more than in 2018) and glass 23.26 percent (1,732,190 kilos, 326,860 kilos more than in 2018) as detailed by the councilor of RSU, Juan Carrillo who said “These are increments that demonstrate the increasing awareness of the residents with recycling: we have significantly increased the figures for 2018, and still have two months of 2019 to be counted.”
He also went on to express his concern about the problem arising from the abandonment of household goods and highlighted the bad image reflected in the community from the accumulation of furniture and equipment outside the collection times for such items.