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Garbage collection rates stay the same says Cancun mayor

Cancun, Q.R. — After weeks of controversy, the mayor of Cancun says the cost for city garbage collection will remain unchanged at 1.50 pesos per kilo.

“We talked with the deputies a few days ago and we are going to modify the subject of the smart containers, so there will not be a major modification. The original 1.50 peso per kilo will stay,” says Cancun mayor Mara Lezama Espinoza.

Sh has called on Cancun citizens to contribute to the care of the environment and to collaborate with the correct deposit of garbage.

“Our goal as a city council is to migrate to a much greener municipality. We need to remove all those garbage dumps that have become clandestine, ask people not to leave the garbage in the street, clean the green areas and in that sense, we will take turns being vigilant that the concessionaire charges what should be charged correctly. It will also be optional for those who want to have the smart containers,” she added.

“We are extremely demanding for things to happen properly with the issue of garbage. We even count the number of trucks that go out to operate every day. We have to migrate to options to generate energy and eradicate landfills,” she stressed.

Lezama Espinoza says the city is working on a project plant that would convert the garbage into energy. “We are working in a transversal way with the federation, with the energy secretariat, we are working on this matter and we are moving forward and will present other proposals to eradicate the open dumps.”