All cleaned up in Alfaz del Pi

CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Alfaz del Pi

EVERY single solid urban waste bin in Alfaz del Pi Is been cleaned inside and out this week.
Since last Thursday, August 20, the council has been putting a commercial SUV through its paces, tackling all 365 containers – a week long task.
The vehicle is equipped with a huge water tank and a washing chamber, which allows the integral leaning of each bin in a few minutes.
A combination of degreasing and disinfecting products and pressurised hot water is used and the entire washing cycle is controlled by the driver through a system of cameras.

CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Alfaz del Pi

The large scale clean-up operation is carried out every summer, and will be repeated mid-September.
Councillor for Technical Services, Street Cleaning and Solid Waste, Óscar Pérez, stressed “the importance of respecting the systems and schedules set by the City of l’Alfas to deposit the waste”.
“You must leave the lid of the container perfectly closed once the bag has been deposited inside and try to stick to the time slot from eight in the afternoon to 12 at night, especially in summer.”
He added: “Likewise, for the conservation and maintenance of the areas destined for recycling it is essential to separate the waste in the homes.
“Currently Alfaz del Pi has about 100 selective collection points scattered throughout the municipality. The data on recycling of packaging, paper-cardboard, glass and pruning reflect each year an upward trend.
“In order to continue improving, citizen collaboration is essential. The population must have an active role,” said Perez.
Alfaz del Pi also has a Clean Point in Calle Reino Unido for paper and cardboard, glass, containers, batteries, electrical and other appliances, oils, debris from small domestic works, appliances, scrap metal and plant debris.
It is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 1pm and any resident of the town can make use of the facility free of charge.
To find out more, and make appointments for the recycling of household goods and bulky items, call 900 102 952.

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