For years Puerto Vallarta faced a serious problem with garbage collection, due to poor city decisions and the inability of concessionaire companies. After seeking a definitive and efficient solution to waste management in the tourist destination, things seem to be improving.
This is one of the greatest achievements that receives little notice over the last two years, vallartenses have better services and an optimal environment to live.
One of the first actions taken by the mayor was to seek the recertification of the concession contract for waste management in the city, allowing the municipality to assume the service, since the company responsible did not have the capacity and left waste in the streets, in addition to significant costs for the municipal, so now citizens have a significant savings and work trash collection has returned to the city.
The acquisition of 15 garbage trucks was achieved thanks to the donation of entrepreneurs, the investment of municipal resources and the Zofemat fund, with which began to regularize the service. As of last June, the daily garbage collection has been implemented, for which the private initiative donated 7 more trucks that allow to provide this service in all corners of the municipality.
In addition, the El Gavilán sanitary landfill now operates according to Official Mexican Standard 083, in addition to expanding its confinement capacity with the construction of a third cell. Today, it is recognized as one of the best in the state.
In addition, lighting of the Central zone has been improved with the installation of 114 luminaires with LED technology in the streets Juárez, Colombia and Avenida México; there are also works on Morelos Street, and Paraguay and Peru streets are also contemplated, as well as all those that go from east to west in the colony December 5.
Avenida México will also have new lighting, with the replacement of missing posts, change of wiring and transformers, as well as the installation of a thousand points of light from the northern entrance of the municipality to Los Camarones.
This was achieved through a modification agreement with the company Citelum, who maintained a remainder of 14 million pesos that was sought to optimize the benefit of this destination.
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As part of these actions, it has also strengthened the different areas of the Directorate of Public Services with vehicles and equipment to offer better care to citizens. Similarly, work has been carried out for the rescue of different green areas throughout the municipality and the permanent cleaning of the beaches.