A story of two urbanistations quarrelling over rubbish collection point

SANT PERE: Neighbours are facing each other over a rubbish collection point.

THE location of a rubbish collection point has brought two urbanisations from the Colonia de Sant Pere area in Arta against each other.

Residents of S’Estanyol have complained the council is considering installing a rubbish collection point on a plot of land near their urbanisation.

The 12,000m2 plot, located next to the town’s sewage plant, was bought and offered to the town council by the residents of the Es Pinaret urbanisation.

They decided to do so, fearing plans to install a rubbish collection point near their homes would affect the value of their property, to the outrage of the people at S’Estanyol.

Now the two urbanisations are quarrelling to convince the authorities their proposed location is the best.

The president of the S’Estanyol residents’ association, Africa Lorente, told local newspaper Diario de Mallorca the original location for the collection point should be respected.

Lorente went on and criticised what she considered “coercion” against the town hall by the residents at Es Pinaret.

For their part, people at Es Pinaret claimed a rubbish collection point in their urbanisation would suppose a loss in both the environmental and property value of the area.

They supported their proposal on the back of economic reasons, adding the plot they are offering the town hall would make it save some €52,000.

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