Illegal dumping in Palma

DUMPING SITE: Areas of land have been used for all sorts of junk and debris for months.

EMAYA has removed more than 66 tonnes of rubbish from five plots of land belonging to the Palma Town Hall during the last three months.

The pieces of land located in different areas of Palma had been used as illegal dumping sites for months and, in some cases, years. The plots were not fenced off and the land was filled with all sorts of rubbish, junk and debris.  

The biggest dumping site was just metres from the health centre of the Nou Llevant barrio where 56 tonnes of rubbish and debris were removed.

The cost of the clean-up exceeds €17,000. More than €12,500 of the amount was for labour and machinery and the rest will be spent on waste treatment. 

To prevent further infractions, the Department of Infrastructures has fenced off the affected plots. 

Emaya President Neus Truyol affirmed that authorities would “continue to work to clean, penalise and prevent uncontrolled dumping.” 

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