Rubbish transfer plant project revealed
THE PROJECT for a rubbish transfer plant in Dolores was unveiled in the municipality on Tuesday to mayors, councillors and residents of the Vega Baja area.
Regional government technicians explained what it will consist of, assured it is harmless to people’s health and the environment, and will save money and generate employment.
Mayor of Dolores Joaquín Hernández said the plans are now available for any member of the public to examine and present any objections they may have in order to improve how the facility will be managed.
He said he had offered land in the industrial estate to house the plant because he was convinced it will be an ‘interesting and beneficial project’, vowing that ‘residents’ interests will come first’.
Addressing concerns that trucks using it will cause traffic problems, he noted hundreds of trucks already use the industrial estate and no one has ever complained.
Regional director general for climate change Joan Piquer added that several roads will be improved to cope with additional traffic.
President of the Vega Baja waste management consortium, Manuel Pineda assured that this will be a 21st century installation and nothing remotely like the ‘outdated and horrible landfill that was in La Murada’.
Sr Piquer said they are addressing the problem of waste with maximum transparency.
“The only thing it will do is save money and transport emissions and help to improve separation for recycling,” he said.