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City of Vallarta to Provide Garbage Collection Service

September 11, 2018

"With three decisive actions we achieved a solution: we recovered the garbage collection concession from Proactiva; we acquired 25 new trucks, and we implemented a new daily trash collection system."

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - For years, the municipal government has been actively seeking a definitive solution to the problem of trash on the streets of Puerto Vallarta, caused by a long-term contract signed by a former mayor that gave Proactiva an expensive monopoly on garbage collection.

However, the current administration managed to bring all this to an end last week, when the final payment of the early termination agreement signed on December 21, 2016 was made, and the Proactiva contract was finally terminated.

In his third and last government report, the acting mayor, Rodolfo Domínguez Monroy, said that in addition to the municipality taking over the garbage collection, the City Council is implementing various measures to improve the service, with the support of the IP.

The interim mayor added that the timely collection of garbage has been an issue that he had to live with personally in his capacity as director of Municipal Public Services at the beginning of this administration, when trash that Proactiva left behind remained on the streets for days, creating a serious public health and image problem for our city.

"With three decisive actions we achieved a solution: we recovered the garbage collection concession from the private company by making the last payment stipulated in the agreement; we acquired 25 new trucks with the support of local businessmen, and we implemented a daily collection system," he said, emphasizing that the municipality has one of the State's best sanitary landfills for the final disposal of garbage.

Source: puertovallarta.gob.mx