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Work continues to clear Isla Mujeres island of 40,000 tons of garbage

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Over 13,000 tons of garbage has been removed from the island transfer site, reports mayor Atenea Gómez Ricalde. She said that in 63 days, they have managed to remove 13,764 tons of garbage from the Transfer Unit in 780 ferry trips to the Isla Mujeres mainland site.

In addition to that ongoing project, she noted that an additional 2,170 tons of garbage has been collected from municipal streets, resulting in a cleaner Isla Mujeres compared to the abandonment from the previous administration.

“We are entering this last month of the year with great hope, with a lot of desire to work and prepare for January. 2022 will be a great year for Isla Mujeres,” she said stressing that the removal of the garbage left from the last administration “has taken many nights of work, many hours of the people who work both at Fesoc and in Public Services.”

An arial view of the island’s transfer site shows progress being made

“Isla Mujeres looks different. It needs everyone’s continuous team work. We need to meet the garbage collection schedules, we need people, neighbors to help us by taking out the garbage on time, and thus, continue cleaning our municipality,” she added.

During her press conference, she also explained that public lighting along the Rueda Medina boardwalk is now finished so both locals and visitors can enjoy the island day and night.

She said that various areas of the La Gloria neighborhood, along with others, have also had their public lighting repaired. “We are moving forward. We are moving forward at a steady pace with great desire to comply. We are very grateful for your understanding,” she said mentioning that road repairs are also on the agenda.