The Councilor for Ecological Transition, Maite Pérez and the Councilor for Finance, Paco Roselló, have presented the general lines of the new garbage and street cleaning contract of the Dénia City Council.
After yesterday, during the plenary session, it was announced that there will be a substantial increase per dwelling with respect to the bill for this service, both councilors have explained today that the rise in the rate, "It is not a dish of good taste, but it is the only way to offer the improvement that citizens demand."
Maite Pérez has outlined that the current contract dates back 16 years, "so it is totally out of date and does not meet the needs of the municipality". So that, "The 25 euros (estimated price according to a study) represents a large increase but it must be taken into account that the fifth container of organic waste will be implanted, all the containers will be replaced (more than 600 batteries), the containers will have sensors that will facilitate the information on its cleaning, breakdowns, etc., expansion of cleaning areas and streets, change of machinery, etc. ", has detailed the mayor to explain the reason for this rate increase.
For his part, the Councilor for Finance of the Dénia City Council, Paco Roselló, has indicated that with this rate increase it is expected, at least, to cover, if not all, 70% of the debt, since the new Solid waste collection represents an increase of 1,7 million euros in spending (before 6 million 300 thousand and with the new one the amount is estimated at 8 million).
Likewise, Pérez has outlined that after assessing the situation, "It was to stay as we were or to improve, and if an increase in the rate was not estimated, it was difficult for a company to present itself providing all the service improvements".