By Euro Weekly News Media • 16 October 2019 • 22:00
Caption: TEUMO EMPLOYEE: Municipal company is a money-saver
Photo credit: Teulada-Moraira town hall
TEULADA-MORAIRA is saving €400,000 by maintaining its own rubbish-collection service.
This is provided by municipally-owned Teumo Serveis Publics, explained councillor Hector Morales.
The public sector company was created by the predecessors of the Compromis-PSOE-Non-Aligned coalition that now controls the local government.
Morales applauded the Partido Popular’s decision to create Teumo during the 2011-2015 legislature when the town hall was headed by Antoni Joan Bertomeu.
Many voices inside Bertomeu’s own party spoke out against the initiative, said Morales, who claimed that Teumo was badly managed during the 2015-2019 term.
According to the town hall accounts, if rubbish collection and street cleaning were outsourced, it would cost the town hall an annual €2.8 million instead of €2.4 million.
The town hall is now spending €784,000 on new rubbish collection lorries, which will bring further savings by eliminating the €15,000 a month spent on renting the lorries that Teumo currently uses.
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