Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Trash collection resumed in neighborhoods throughout the city yesterday, however it has been reported that it will take a couple of days for normal pick up service to resume due to the vast accumulation of garbage on the majority of the streets of Puerto Vallarta.
Collection began after City Hall formally handed the control and management of the Magisterio transfer zone over to Envir Eau de Mexico, the business responsible for managing the city's solid waste, which allowed the company to start depositing the trash there.
According to municipality spokesman, Jaime Castle, collection trucks began running their routes yesterday, but it will be a few days before service is normalized.
At the same time, he stressed that Puerto Vallarta citizens and businesses can take their garbage to the Magisterio landfill themselves, although they will be charged a minimum fee of around $50 pesos, depending on the amount of trash they bring to be dumped.
After six days, it was clear that Mayor Ramón Guerrero Martínez's strategy had failed, and the Secretary of Environment for Sustainable Development of Jalisco (Semades) was expected to declare environmental contamination in Puerto Vallarta. Thankfully, before that happened, the Mayor agreed to add the Magisterio landfill to the city's approved dump sites.
Translated by Lorena Sonrisas for Banderas NewsRelated Article: 210 Vallarta Colonias Without Garbage Service