First penalty for fly-tipping given in Manacor, Mallorca

fly tipping Manacor Mallorca

UNWANTED JUNK: Manacor has a serious problem with the accumulation of junk in the street. CREDIT: Manacor Council.

THE Council of Manacor in Mallorca, Spain has imposed its first penalty for fly-tipping after a resident left a refrigerator on the street.
The resident was fined €750, the maximum amount for a sanction against the municipal road cleaning ordinance. In addition to this, 2 fines were handed out for dog fouling and another for walking a dog without a leash.
Councillor Sebastià Llodrà, explained that a new campaign has been initiated by the council to fight against fly-tipping which has become “one of Manacor’s greatest problems”.
Instead of removing the junk straight away, we at Euro Weekly News understand that stickers will be stuck on the item with the Catalan phrase ‘someone did not do it right’, so that the person will see that they made a bad choice.
To enforce the fines, the Environmental Department has employed 4 new inspectors who will keep a close eye on the town’s streets and any large objects placed next to rubbish containers. They will then notify the council’s removal company, who will take the item off the street within 48 hours.

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