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Merida City Council promotes cleaning tasks at the Cuxtal Ecological Reserve

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Mérida, Yucatán, (January 10, 2022).- The collaboration of all of us allows us, in addition to having public works and quality services, to keep the Cuxtal Ecological Reserve in good condition, which is an important source of natural resources and that provides water to our Municipality, assured the Mayor, Renán Barrera Concha.

“It is necessary to underline the commitment and citizen awareness, I would like to thank you one by one, each and everyone for complying with their contribution in paying the property tax, which is perhaps the simplest and the most direct because it belongs to the citizen for the city, it is a true act of solidarity, ” he said.

He pointed out that this act for the city allows there to be programs that not only keep the attention directed towards those who need it most, but also to guarantee that the next generations have ample natural resources, biodiversity, and clean water.

Thus, he reported that the Management Program of the Area Subject to Ecological Conservation Cuxtal Reserve works to promote the culture of adequate disposal of waste derived from domestic, productive, and construction activities so that they are not deposited in the ecological Reserve.

Among the types of waste, he added, that we are avoiding remaining within the reserve are organic waste, inorganic waste, glass container waste, construction waste, special handling waste, polyurethane foam from refrigerators, and classified hazardous waste as biological-infectious, as well as sewage spills discharged from pipes.

In addition to the municipal efforts to care for the Cuxtal Ecological Reserve, he recalled that there is a Specific Collaboration Agreement on Environmental Matters between FONATUR held on September 3, 2021, which proposes the sanitation of 200 hectares.

This program aims to contribute to reducing contamination of the soil, vegetation, and the water table caused by the disposal of solid waste disposed of without control and proper management, affecting the health of the population, as well as the natural landscape of the Reserve. Likewise, it is intended that sanitized sites cease to be a source of contamination, and the disposal of solid waste be avoided in the future.

To make this possible, between the month of September and December, a crew of 40 people, including men and women from the Molas and Dzununcán communities, who were used to carry out sanitation activities in the section between Molas-Dzununcán, who carried out the accommodation, separation, and classification of waste to later be removed and taken to the destination site.

In this way, the intervention of the 200 hectares has already been concluded, resulting in 175 trips to the sanitary landfill equivalent to 2,450 cubic meters of waste. This is a little more than 880 tons of solid waste, mainly domestic, glass and construction material transferred to a final disposal site.

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