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New garbage program removing 42 tons per day from Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Since beginning a new garbage collection program on the island, public service says about 70 percent of islanders participate in the new program.

Pablo Jesús Moreno Povedano, director of Servicios Públicos Municipales, says that more than 70 percent of islanders are taking part in the new Ya Es Hora program by taking out their trash during the newly appointed hours, which are from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

The new hours help the public services facilitate the work of garbage collection around the island, which has helped maintain a clean image and streamline the municipal cleaning process. He does add however, that not everyone has gotten the hang of the new hours.

“While approximately 70 percent of the population take out their trash on time, there is still around 30 percent who must be convinced that this is the best way to keep the island clean, because this change was stipulated to benefit all people, both businesses and private homes, so that during the day our streets always look waste-free,” he said.

Moreno Povedano is urging the rest of the islanders to take advantage of the new program by taking out their trash at 8: 00 p.m.

The official highlighted the great work of the crews to cover the five routes which include Sac-Bajo, Playa, Centro, Cañotal and La Gloria. “This program has worked thanks to our municipal president, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, the work of the crew of the Directorate of Public Services and, of course, the effort of each of the island families to remove their garbage on time,” he explained.

He says that since the beginning of the program January 16, they have collected approximately 42 tons of garbage per day.