Torrevieja’s new Environment spokesman, Fanny Serrano, says the city needs to recycle more as it’s below the average for the Valencia region. PSOE group leader Serrano, who will become mayor in 2017 under a deal struck with the other coalition partners on the council, says that more recycling containers are needed and that she’s asking the waste company franchise holder Acciona, to increase the number.

Torrevieja residents only recycle around four and a half kilos of waste per annum comparted to the average across the Valencian region of eight kilos.

Municipalities get money for recycled materials, whilst they have to pay for getting rid of residual waste, which means they have an incentive to be as green as possible.

Serrano said that Torrevieja got just under 96 thousand euros last year for cans and plastic materials and 32 thousand euros for paper and carton recycling. The council has printed 34 thousand leaflets to promote recycling and to make sure that people use the appropriate bins.

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