Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The Municipality of Solidaridad had to suspend 10 solid waste collection routes after a previous company won a legal battle. In a statement, the city reported that “due to a legal error of the administration of Laura Beristain Navarrete, the concessionaire Redesol won a court ruling to assume this service which covers part of this city as well as Puerto Aventuras.”
“The winning company had to appear before the Secretary of Public Services to assume these 10 routes, but as of noon Monday, had not done so, creating a situation nearly identical to the one generated more than two years ago,” the city said in a statement.
The 10 routes that a court has ordered that must be attended by Redesol include Colonia Centro, from Aviación diagonal to Constituents, from 30 to the federal highway, Colonia Centro from Constituents to CTM, between 30 and the federal highway, the subdivision Las Palmas 1, Constituyentes a Lilis, Misión de las Flores, Real Ibiza, Villas del Sol, Lilis a Pavo Real, Paseo del Parque and Paseo Xcacel, Catalunya 1 y 2, Prolongación Colosio, Arco Vial, Avenida 11 Sur, Diagonal 85, Avenida 125, Avenida Xel Ha, incuding Guadalupana and la Petén.
It also includes the hotel zone (Riviera Maya) and the mayor’s office of Puerto Aventuras.
At a press conference, municipal trustee, Adrián Pérez Vera and the general secretary of the Commune, Juan Novelo, reported on the judicial mandate, clarifying that they already have legal strategies in place to avoid falling into a health contingency in the event that the company does not take charge of this collection service.
It was also clarified that the garbage collection was carried out early in anticipation of this eventuality.
The municipal trustee pointed out that this legal setback is a consequence of the past administration, when then-mayor Laura Beristain Navarrete, took legal action without going through the council.
This gave Redesol reason to head to court, where they won their case in December (2021) and were granted the restoration of their service including the withdrawal of any other company already covering those 10 routes.
Juan Novelo, general secretary, commented that there is already a legal strategy to proceed, which includes notifying the court of non-compliance by Redesol.