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Garbage collection restored in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Garbage trucks will begin regular operations again now that the municipality’s budget has been settled which will allow the repair of its units.

Residents in the city of Playa del Carmen have continued to experience irregular garbage collection over the past two weeks due to the mechanical failure of several of the municipality’s trucks.

Eight units needing repair were pulled from circulation a few weeks ago while the city established a budget that included their maintenance.

In a press release, the general director of Public Services, Auric Arturo Oliver Maquinay explained that this year’s budget was finally released with authorization from Mayor Laura Beristain Navarrete to begin preventive maintenance of the units.

“We had several days of delay in the collection due to mechanical failures of the units, but those eight units have since been reincorporated, and with the support of the companies that rent the trucks, we have more units and so service has been restored,” he added.

Oliver Maquinay said that the city currently has 35 trucks in operation, but another 16 are under repair while the eight that were being repaired have been restored and put back into circulation.

He added that the municipality of Solidaridad collects more than 700 tons of garbage every day and only a few days ago, a fourth landfill cell was opened which will have a lifespan of 18 months.