On the municipal agenda this week was improved waste collection for Tossa de Mar. The council has announced its dedication to improve the management of separate collections of waste and municipal landfill.
During the high season, the frequency of waste collection is to be increased and a new computerised system of registration for users of the tip is to be implemented.
The council have also announced a new public awareness campaign to keep the residents up to speed with all the changes and helping to clarify general recycling and proper use of the new waste collection services and municipal tip. The waste separation service will see different containers for paper and cardboard as well as glass.
This Thursday (January 14 2015) Tossa de Mar council is expected to approve the extension of La Selva’s environmental management, covering the separation of different waste materials and the collection service. This extension is expected to see gaps filled in the current service and should better serve the needs of the community.
Different waste collection schedules will be implemented to better service the area during low season (from October 8 to April 7), mid season (April 8 to June 15 and September 1 to October 7) and high season (from June 16 to August 31) with different routes and frequencies of collection.
Regarding the municipal tip, service management is delegated to the Regional Council; with opening hours being adjusted according to season – differentiating a winter time and summer time. A new computerised management system is currently being installed which will record the number of visits and identify the users. Users will be supplied with an indentity card that displays a QR code. The containers are to be painted and the general facilities given a facelift. The council is providing support for the first six months of the service to ensure its users and operators are au fait with the new system.
In 2014 Tossa collected 136,000 kilograms of cardboard, 104,000 kilograms of packaging, 197,000 kilograms of glass and more than 662,000 kilograms of general waste.
Amendments to bylaws
In addition to the changes to the waste collection services, the council has also approved a number of bylaws. These cover taxi services, the municipal market, beaches and the transparency and access to public information which will be displayed on the municipal website.