Benidorm hotels' trash threat
Hotels in Benidorm are threatening to go to court over council plans to increase their rubbish collection rates.
Benidorm town hall has announced a complete revision of the rates to make them more 'fair'. One of the most controversial matters are rates charged to hotels.
While bars and restaurants pay €1,136 per year for rubbish collection, hotel dinning rooms only pay €379. In addition, hotels pay €39.89 per hotel room.
Housing units pay an annual rate of €112.74 and holiday apartments €39.89 - the same rate campsite pay per pitch.
The council plans would spell in increase in rates for hotels to close the gap with bars and restuarants - but hotels warn they would not be able to face the extra cost and say they will fight in court if the tax is increased.