Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Awareness campaigns to enjoy a cleaner and more sustainable city

In everyday life, the citizens of Zaragoza often come across cigarette restaurants, animal excrement and manure accumulated around containers in the streets, elements that are the recipients of a large part of the complaints that are transferred to the City Council. . For this very reason, the Consistory of Public Services area has promoted various awareness campaigns in recent months, which try to put an end to these problems, which can also present health risks.

Not surprisingly, putting garbage outside containers, on sidewalks or in the road helps the presence of insects and rodent pests, as well as the proliferation of pigeons. So, under the slogan “Garbage in your place not dirty”, this campaign informs citizens of the need to put an end to this practice and aims to recall their minds to put their bags in the appropriate container and in. in case you want to deposit heavy objects, do so by calling 010 in advance (where you will receive the necessary instructions) or through the online form of the municipal headquarters. If the notification is made before 3:00 am, the heavy item container can be deposited next to the waste container closest to the house between 9:00 am and 11:00 am In the event that we notice it happens later than 3:00 am, we have to wait the following night.

The campaign that unites the launched to ask for the end of cigarette bottles and droppers on the public roads, that, carried out by the studies carried out by the company FCC Environment, it was discovered that these three points (dung dishes, cigarette butts on the ground. and garbage on the public roads) were perceived by the citizens as the main problems pertaining to public cleanliness. For this reason, the Public Services Area is working to destroy them, mainly in raising awareness with the double object of making the problem visible and addressing the civility of Zaragozas.

In animal droppings, and under the motto: ‘We are like your dog, not his rump. Take them, an attempt is made to use woven sacks, and to remove their pet poop from the streets and gardens of the city and deposit the harvest in the granary. In this sense, the City Council has a special vehicle service “motocan” from the company FCC Environment, which collects about 13,000 kilograms of excrement each year. Added to this is the volume of waste, which is collected in 554 ‘sanecan’-type granules which are distributed throughout the city, and which are removed from other services (manual sweeping machines, sweeping machines, washing…) and which is mixed with the rest of the residue, therefore It is very difficult to quantify. In financial figures, the Consistory brings in more than 450,000 euros a year for this special service and for the maintenance and cleaning of those 554 old bins.

On its part, and in relation to cigarette horns, with the message ‘Zaragoza is not an ashtray’, it tries to raise awareness about the ideas that cigarettes account for about 40% of the waste that is collected on the streets and sidewalks. one cigarette can contain more than 70 carcinogenic substances and can contaminate 50 liters of fresh water. The objective of this campaign, carried out in cooperation with the FCC, is to make citizens aware of this problem, as well as its consequences for health and the environment. “We continue working to make the city of Zaragoza cleaner and more sustainable, and part of this work involves raising awareness and communication: cigarette restaurants, which seem small to many smokers, are nevertheless a major environmental problem,” said the Minister. Public service, Natalia Chueca.

Two million more to clean up neighborhoods

The first draft of the City Council’s plan to achieve a cleaner and more sustainable city is to strengthen the cleaning brigades, for which an increase of almost two thousand dollars was included in the last year’s municipal accounts. With this, the cleaning services, which were to be cut in 2012 during the course of the FCC Environment, recovered the contract. The action has improved the cleaning work throughout the city, but especially in those areas where the forces have been removed and in the most dubious areas. In addition, it meant an improvement of some 80 jobs by 2022, both in the extension of hours and in new wages.

“Our priority continues to make all of Caesaraugusta cleaner, and especially those places where there are usually sources of dirt”, Chueca said in this regard, highlighting the important cleaning measures included in the new contract and which allowed to improve the general. appearance of the city

Finally, the last step in this entire line of actions will be the future Cleansing Ordinance of the city, which will soon come into force and be established, by which this type of uncivil behavior will be sanctioned.

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