Household junk just dumped in rural areas.

11-09-2017

The Guardia Civil's Seprona division, which has responsibilities for environmental protection enforcement, is drawing attention to the enormous amount of rubbish that is dumped in country areas.

Seprona accepts that there has always been dumping but adds that there are now means of recycling for different types of material. Nevertheless, the waste keeps appearing, which Seprona attributes to people simply being irresponsible and behaving in an uncivil manner.

As a consequence, road sides in the countryside can be littered with various items of household junk as well hundreds of kilos of building materials. Population growth in recent years can explain some of this increased waste, but Seprona is particularly critical of builders. They charge customers for taking away waste and then just dump it. In fact, most of the rubbish is from building work.

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Geoff / Hace 2 months

Heavily fine those who are responsible and send a clear message. It is your decision to litter or not to litter and if you choose to dump your garbage, there should be stiff penalties. We need to protect the environment and people who don't care about it should pay the price.

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Tom / Hace 2 months

Raise the tourist tax

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S. / Hace 2 months

The Island residents are notorious for dumping their rubbish and litter, which allows Tourists to litter in the same manner . They used to fill up the storm channels, adding to the flooding of monsoon type periods. The residents need educating , and the Authorities must make facilities readily available, to remove their rubbish, at no charge.

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