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Larnaca installs underground bins along its beach areas

As part of the waste-reduction programme of the Cypriot Municipality
  • July 18, 2019 19:30
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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Source: Facebook/Andreas Vyras

Work on installing underground bins began on Tuesday in the Phinkoudes, Mitsopoulos and Makenzy coastal areas of Larnaca. The municipality informed that the work, which will take several weeks to complete, was being done within the framework of its solid waste-reduction programme. A total of 64 bins will be placed at 16 different places. The municipality confirmed that the work was being carried out in a way so as to cause minimum inconvenience to visitors, taking into account the safety of the passing vehicles in the area.

“With the installation of the bins the problem of the visual pollution of the existing green bins will be radically solved as well as the problem of odours especially during the summer months. It will also increase the amount of recyclable materials collected from coastal recreation centres and hotels through the sorting of solid waste at source,” said Andreas Vyras, Mayor of Larnaca.

Larnaca Municipality participates in several recycling programmes and actions that concern waste reduction, energy saving and renewable sources. These activities are implemented by the Environment Department and the Municipality of Larnaca. With the installation of the bins, two main problems will be solved - on the one hand the issue of waste collections, and on the other the case of foul odours, especially intense during the hot summer months. 

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