Illegal landfill blights tourist spot

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Illegal landfill blights tourist spot
Overflowing bins near to Torremolinos bullring resemble landfill site

POLITICIANS have complained a rubbish collection point next to Torremolinos’ bullring has been turned into an uncontrolled landfill after bins have been allowed to overflow every day.

Following an accumulation of waste after the town’s recent children’s festival, the council’s opposition party, Partido Popular (PP), are leaning on the governing PSOE party to clean up the site, which has seen several altercations take place over claiming scrap products, preventing the “appalling image” it gives.

Maria Jose Jimenez, a spokesperson for the PP has now presented a motion to create a regulation over the area, which was meant to be a temporary solution but has been in place for two years, a move which has been supported by all other parties.  The PP are seeking a permanent collection point which can be better controlled and prevent illegal fly tipping.

The dumping ground, which has been in operation since August 2015 and is only meant to operate from 2pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, is located in Torremolinos’ fairground, and receives garden waste, furniture, electrical appliances, and other waste, throughout the week.

The council claims, however, the bins are emptied each day and point out two recycling vehicles have been in place since May, collecting paints and solvents, as well as batteries, oils, electrical equipment and ink cartridges.

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