MÉRIDA, Yucatan, May 2, 2023.- The Metropolitan Waste Management System is already operating in a transitional manner, since Kanasín and Umán are already depositing their solid waste in the Yucatan capital’s landfill, informed Sayda Rodríguez Gómez, head of the Secretariat of Sustainable Development (SDS).
The state official indicated that the progress of the construction of the transfer stations and the administrative details will be communicated shortly so that the system can operate intensively to go from having seven final disposal sites to just one, which is the sanitary landfill of the city of Merida.
He mentioned that the system is expected to be operating at 100 percent by the end of June, as it is currently operating on a transitional basis, since the garbage produced in Umán and Kanasín is being deposited in the Yucatecan capital, while it is already being partially deposited in Progreso.
He pointed out that the municipalities involved are doing their part, reviewing the concessions and adjusting so that the system works well. “That is where we are, what is missing and what we will be working on little by little is the diffusion of this with the citizenry. It seems little but it is important that people know where their waste is going.”