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Cancun police, armed with tow trucks, ensure free landfill passage for Red Ambiental

Cancun, Q.R. — Cancun police officers armed with industrial tow trucks set up a checkpoint at the city’s landfill access road Thursday, after the former garbage collection company was denied reinstatement.

On Thursday, Cancun’s former garbage collection company Inteligencia México was, for a second time, denied their request to be reinstated. A Cancun judge ruled against the company saying that reinstatement would mean “damage to the social interest would continue” and that it would affect society, since city council has already determined who should provide that service.

Directors of Inteligencia México went to the landfill in an attempt to discuss matters further, however, they were met by police. After eight days of blocking the city’s main access road to the landfill, police and tow trucks were on scene to ensure the current company, Red Ambiental, had free passage.

On December 17, Inteligencia México lost their concession due to lack of performance and breach of contract. In their place, Red Ambiental was hired to collect the city’s garbage, a contract that is valid until September 30, 2021.