Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — The new administration of Isla Mujeres has reported removing more than 6.2 tons of garbage from the island transfer site. The advancement of the on-going garbage issue was reported by its mayor, Atenea Gómez Ricalde.
During a Thursday press conference, Gómez Ricalde explained that due to the special operation implemented by the new administration to deal with the garbage issue inherited from former mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, 6,210 tons of garbage has been removed from the transfer site.
She explained that during her first 29 days of government, 337 trips have been made to transfer the island garbage to the mainland of Isla Mujeres. The removal of the island garbage has cleared up around 70 square meters in the transfer site.
Her administration has also implemented a new garbage collection schedule that has seen the consistent removal of domestic and business garbage from island streets.
“We all live on the image of Isla Mujeres. We depend directly or indirectly on tourism and we must avoid these practices of accumulating garbage,” she said adding that “we are aware of this problem. We have already ordered containers that are going to be in some parts of the city that are problematic in this regard. I ask you to please be aware and avoid accumulating garbage in the streets,” she said.