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Cozumel residents asked to recycle as island readies its tenth landfill site

Cozumel, Q.R. — Another landfill site will be created for the island of Cozumel, making it the tenth. Councilors Genny Martínez Koh and Ana Arana Martin made the announcement of the creation of the new landfill while asking island residents to do more in the way of recycling.

During a walking tour of the landfill, both mentioned that the landfills would last longer and the company used to collect garbage would be paid less if people practiced more recycling.

To improve waste collection before the opening of the tenth cell, they said that Promotora Ambiental de la Laguna, SA de CV (PASA), Cozumel’s garbage collection company, has agreed to work on an environmental education awareness project.

The Cozumel city councilors said that island residents dump approximately 110 tons of garbage a day into the landfill and as much as 130 tons a day during high seasons. More recycling would help keep garbage out and expand the life of the landfills.