SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Jan. 25 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Cabildo de La Palma managed the removal of 173 cubic meters of rubble and more than 475 tons of other waste from greenhouses that were affected by the volcanic eruption in the Aridane Valley.
This is a performance that lasted throughout the past year 2022, in which the area of Waste and Classified Activities, directed by Nieves Rosa Arroyo, invested more than 92,000 euros.
The councilor Nieves Rosa Arroyo highlighted that this action carried out by the Cabildo de La Palma with its own funds allowed the removal of a series of waste from greenhouses that collapsed due to the intense fall of ash during the volcanic eruption, thus facilitating sustainable management of the aforementioned residues and the recovery by farmers of these crop areas.
Around 50 hectares of greenhouses were affected by the volcanic eruption, from which materials such as mesh, plastic film, polyethylene irrigation pipes and demolition debris had to be removed.
It should be remembered that to provide this service, 4 containers of 30 m3 capacity were installed in Puerto Naos, where the owners of the farms delivered said waste, for its subsequent transfer to the facilities of the authorized manager for its treatment and transport to final treatment.
For waste, the following amounts were withdrawn: greenhouse mesh (134.86 tons); agricultural film (16.42 tons); polyethylene irrigation pipes (5.34 tons); bayco yarn (10.42 tons); debris (173 cubic meters); wire (305.16 tons), and steel pipes (5 tons).