Green Waste

During the public council meeting held 08th of January 2019, we had the opportunity to ask some questions to our mayor and the counselors.

As secretary of MUNA, Alain Vandenbergen, I mentioned the problems we have with the green waste, in particular for the residents living in the “Parques”.

The green waste deposit known as “punto limpio” remains in service and is accessible by the residents of San Fulgencio with a card that can be obtained at the tourist information office. Depending on the localization and size of their plot they are allowed to use the service for a quantity varying between 1 and 3 cubic meters a year. In addition the organized community properties (ie. the ones with a committee and president) have the right to an additional card for the green waste generated by the communal gardens.

When I asked why it was so difficult if not impossible to obtain those cards for the “Parque” our Mayor answered that these non-structured co-property areas were private and that the council will never use public money and resources for those residents. The only solution for them is to create a community and contract a company to remove the green waste……

I thanked our “Alcalde” for his very clear answer and promised him I would explain the situation to all the neighbors.

So, if you live in a private property with a large garden, you have the right to use the “limpio verde” for up to 3 cubic meters a year. If you live in a private but structured co-property (community), you can ask a card for your home and your community will have an additional one for the communal areas, but if you live in a private non structured area like a “parque”, you will receive a card showing 1 cubic meter a year for your personal green waste and you will be obliged to either structure a community and pay for a private company to eliminate your green waste for the communal areas…???

Knowing that most of the parques are made of small terraced houses and are obviously not the richest ones in our urbanization, I already ask our future alcalde and council to simply recognize those communities and allowing for at least 3 cubic meter of green waste to each of the houses.

This would be at no cost for the council to do this but we do not have other solution at the moment.