ADRA council has announced a major investment in a new four-year urban cleaning and waste disposal management plan aimed up brushing up the municipality’s image.
Mayor Manuel Cortes explained the local authority will invest €1.5 million in the initiative “to reinforce these municipal services and with this, the image of our town and the quality of residents’ lives.”
At a presentation accompanied by the Urban Cleaning and Municipal Services councillors Jose Crespo and Francisco Lopez, Cortes said his governing team had been “putting emphasis on making the town’s basic services more efficient since the last legislature, and we are going to continue on his this line with this plan.”
The mayor also called on local residents to do their bit, commenting, “We need everyone’s collaboration. The council cannot do it alone.”
Municipal technicians and service employees are currently finalising the details of the plan aimed at reorganising and strengthening the services and at making them more efficient. The council pointed to the introduction of new machinery and extra staff as key to achieving its objectives, and also to the application of new technologies.
This will, it said, not only improve the quality and planning of the daily service, but also offer residents a direct line of communication for residents to report incidents.
Cortes talked too about the importance of awareness-raising campaigns on the environment and on municipal cleaning and maintenance regulations.
“Between us all we must keep out town the way it deserves to be so we can enjoy”, he stressed.
At the same time, the council will be expanding and renewing the municipality’s rubbish skips, with plans to increase capacity for recycling paper, clothes and cooking oil, and for collecting electrical goods and other items. The local authority will also ask the authorities responsible for collecting plastic packaging and glass to monitor and analyse the service with a view to upping management efficiency.
The council maintains the plan represents a step forward in a service model “more in keeping with the growth of the town and the new needs of Adra society.”