This Wednesday the mayor of Guadalajara, Pablo Lemus Navarro, reported that in order to provide a short-term solution to the problem of the final disposal of garbage in the Metropolis, an investment of 100 million pesos (MDP) will be carried out this anus.
Of these resources, 70 will be invested in the construction of two other cells in the Picachos landfill, located north of Zapopan. Another 15 million will be invested to strengthen the Matatlán transfer plant in Tonalá, and another 15 million for the La Cajilota transfer plant in Tlajomulco.
“There goes 100 million. Next year another 100 million pesos are invested; 70 are going to be invested in two other cells in Picachos, that is, four new cells are going to be built in Picachos between 2022 and 2032. With that we have solved the problem in three years, three years we have already guaranteed the management of waste in the Area Metropolitan of Guadalajara”, asserted Lemus Navarro.
Of the total resources that will be invested per year for this purpose, Guadalajara and Zapopan would be delivering 70, Tonalá 15 and Tlajomulco the rest.
The above is part of the proposals presented to the Governor of the State this Wednesday, as the mayor had anticipated yesterday.
“The truth is that the governor was very receptive and confirmed that he is going to support the project,” added Lemus Navarro.
He explained that the proposal for the establishment of a new long-term landfillor, although this must also be consulted with the Metropolitan Planning Institute so that it provides the necessary technical support, and jointly determine its viability in a maximum of three months.
“For obvious reasons we cannot say where this long-term project would be because that would have a high level of land speculation, it would bring political and social problems, so we will leave the announcement of where the proposal we are making is for a little later. , since we have the technical justification from Imeplan”.
They propose a census of scavengers, without leaders
The mayor of Tonalá, Sergio Chávez, insisted that the scavengers who demand that they be allowed to enter the Matatlán landfill (already closed) to collect waste, will only be able to enter the transfer plant, which makes up only five hectares of the property.
But in addition to that, the municipality has proposed that a census be carried out or register to know how many and who these people are, so that they enter and work “in an orderly manner.”
“Right now we are talking about almost a thousand scavengers who, when Laureles closed last year, concentrated in Matatlán and it is a mess on the part of the leaders. I am going to propose that they can enter the transfer plants, the minimum amount necessary so that what we do not do in our homes to separate the garbage, the garbage collectors do it to continue having that economic income.
However, he insisted that they must have an order and that the issue of the leaders should be left aside, because these, he assured, only manipulate them “and what ends up happening is what happened last Monday: in blows and arrests.”