He council of Tenerife put on public display projects to install new clean points on the Island which will double the current eight until reaching the total number of sixteen. The Official Gazette of the Province (BOP) published on Monday the announcement of the tender for a total value of 5.7 million euros. The insular institution obtained financing from the European funds Next Generation to cover 90% of the cost of the construction of the new infrastructure deployed so that the recycling of waste reaches all the regions of the insular geography. With special incidence where it is most necessary due to having the greatest deficiencies: the South and the Metropolitan Area.
The new collection points will be built in the municipalities of La Laguna, Fasnia, Arico, Granadilla de Abona, San Miguel, Vilaflor de Chasna, Guía de Isora and Tegueste. The deadline to submit claims to these projects is 20 business days. Prior to this publication, the island institution has contacted the aforementioned town halls to request the transfer of the necessary land to locate the new infrastructures.
The execution of these eight collection points contemplates a total budget of 5.7 million euros, which will be 90% financed with European Next Generation funds for the implementation of waste regulations within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan. . The project also includes various improvement works in another five clean points that are already operational. The Cabildo de Tenerife is looking for land in the eight municipalities for the installation of these new clean points with European financing. When the process is complete, these spaces for waste collection will be doubled until reaching 16 in the network. The implementation of the initiative is formed as a strategic action that seeks to bring waste separation closer to the public. It connects with the vocation of favoring the establishment of a recycling industry.
European funds will cover 90% of the total cost of the construction of these infrastructures
Metropolitan area. The clean point projected in Los Rodeos, in the municipality of La Laguna, entails an investment of 569,678 euros. Its installation will strengthen the metropolitan area, the one with the greatest potential growth, in which there are currently two clean points, in Jagua (San Andrés Highway, Santa Cruz) and Taco (Las Torres, La Laguna). Likewise, it is proposed to locate another clean point in the municipality of Tegueste (429,048 euros).
Southeast region. As regards the Southeast region of Tenerife, two infrastructures of this type are planned, both in areas close to the coastal population centers with development expectations. One of them, inside the Environmental Complex of Tenerife (CAT), in Arico (571,428 euros), and the second in the nucleus of Las Eras, in the municipality of Fasnia with an expected cost of 478,510 euros.
Pay. Two clean points will also be installed in the Abona region in the medium term. One, in San Miguel de Abona (Las Chafiras), with a budget of 563,194 euros; the other, in Granadilla de Abona, in the area of the CoCarmen cooperative (583,124 euros), which will join the one that already exists in Arona (Malpaso), specifically on the access road to Cabo Blanco. In addition, a third infrastructure will be located in Vilaflor de Chasna, with the idea that it be located in the middle distance between the two main nuclei of the southern municipality, Vilaflor and La Escalona. A budget of 627,624 euros is foreseen for this recycling space.
Southwest. In the Southwest region, the current clean point of Armeñime (Adeje) will be joined by another one in Playa San Juan, in Guía de Isora (529,969 euros). It will serve the western part of the municipality, as well as Santiago del Teide.
The BOP publishes the announcement of the tender for a total value of 5.7 million euros
Island structure. As the entity responsible for the Public Service for the Management of Urban and Assimilated Waste on the Island, the Cabildo de Tenerife is responsible for the management of the Environmental Complex of Tenerife, in the municipality of Arico. It also has four Logistics Centers, located in La Guancha, Villa de La Orotava, Arona and El Rosario. Finally, mention the eight clean points, located in Buenavista del Norte, La Guancha, La Orotava, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz, Güímar, Arona and Adeje.
Clean points. Collection points are management infrastructures where bulky containers are collected, small debris (less than two cubic meters) and, in general, all waste that is not collected by ordinary municipal collection services, since it exceeds that task, but deposited by individuals. This is also the case with household appliances, computer equipment, end-of-life tires, etc. Most of the waste is rubble. Wood, furniture, plastics, electronic devices and metals follow at the top of this particular ranking.
The current network. This is a necessity that marks the law. In Tenerife, no new collection points have been built since 2011, despite the fact that the island’s PTEOR (Special Territorial Plan for Waste Management) establishes that there must be one for every 40,000 inhabitants and a maximum of ten minutes by car from each nucleus of population. The current eight are clearly insufficient and the Cabildo is now beginning the path to alleviate this serious deficit until doubling these fundamental infrastructures for the correct collection of waste. Collection points are located throughout the Island. Thus, in the Metropolitan Area there are two: in Jagua (Santa Cruz Fishing Dock) and Taco (La Cuesta-Taco general highway, in La Laguna). In the South there are three: Valle de Güímar Industrial Estate, Arona (ascent to Valle de San Lorenzo) and Adeje (Armeñime crossroads). Finally, in the North there are three others: Buenavista del Norte (Los Pasitos); La Orotava (San Jerónimo Industrial Estate) and La Guancha (road going up to the center of the municipality).
A necessary service. There are not a few occasions in which the people of Tenerife do not take the objects that can be collected to the collection points and leave them anywhere. From the rubble of the bathroom that is fixed to a mattress that has more than fulfilled the function for which it was acquired decades ago. For two fundamental reasons. On the one hand, the lack of knowledge of where these spaces are – few for the volume of waste generated in Tenerife. On the other hand, the difficulty for the transfer because, according to the citizens, there are no facilities to take them there or for the service to pick them up at their respective homes.