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The City Council reinforces the service to guarantee cleaning during Easter Week and Spring Festivals (15/04/2019)

The City of Murcia has provided an extraordinary street cleaning service for the celebrations of Easter and Spring Festival, which will mean the increase of 113 extraordinary days of operators and 48 of machinery, which are added to the usual device.

The Councilor for Infrastructure, Public Works and Services, Rebeca Pérez, today detailed the special plan launched by the City Council, together with the concessionaire Ferrovial Urban Services of Murcia, to reinforce cleaning in the city on these dates so indicated in those that are lived especially on the street, both for the processional parades and to attend the many events of the Spring Festival program.

The need to establish a special system for these days is a consequence of the increase in normal activity in the city and the greatly increased waste generated.

If a normal day the cleaning services collect an average of 12 or 15 tons of waste, the day of the Bando de la Huerta can exceed 87 tons and more than 40 tons after the Burial of the Sardine.

"It is a great challenge, but we multiply the resources and with the collaboration of all, we can enjoy cleanly our parties," stresses the councilor.

These complementary tasks to the ordinary service have been planned in order to take even more care of the image of the city, and, at the same time, ensure that the route and the areas of influence of the processions are left as soon as possible in optimal cleaning conditions, once the parades are over.

Previous tasks

There are certain jobs that are carried out beforehand.

This has been done with the mailboxes of the underground containers located in street and Plaza San Nicolás, which has been removed until next Saturday.

Likewise, certain bins have been removed with the intention of facilitating the movement of steps, brothers and penitents, as to install the stands.

In addition, to facilitate the flower arrangement of the steps, containers for the deposit of plant remains will be located on the days indicated in each church.

The assigned human resources will be the ordinary service workers, plus a reinforcement planned according to the needs of each procession, composed of 12 more workers and mechanical equipment, among sweepers, tanks, hydro-cleaners, which will be responsible for the sweeping of roads, sidewalks , washdown, as well as transport vehicles and collectors.

The reinforcement cleaning teams, both in the neighborhoods and in districts, will begin their work approximately one hour after the beginning of the procession so that the streets look clean as soon as possible.

In the districts a special service of review prior to the parades has been foreseen and during normal service hours the cleaning of its roads will be carried out.

Increased influx, more needs

As in previous years, it will be easy to collect waxes to place on the candles, inviting their use to avoid spillage on the pavement.

In this way, in addition to simplifying the cleaning work, possible accidents among pedestrians are avoided.

"Our goal is for the city to show its best image during these days, responding to the needs of the largest influx of people on the street, in addition to facilitating the task to the brotherhoods, we must be prepared so that the services work perfectly, both at Easter and Spring Festival, and, as always, counting on the collaboration of citizens. "

On April 21 will be launched the extraordinary service of reinforcement of cleaning and collection of waste on the occasion of the holidays.

In this case, the device includes:

- Placement of 76 containers and 525 uses of portable toilets.

There will be at least one in each barrack.

- 279 workers will serve the Day of the Bando de la Huerta and 265 in the Burial of the Sardine.

- Placing 500 bins.

- The day of the Bando de la Huerta will be reinforced with 184 other paper mills, with a selective distribution through the most central and busy streets of the city.

- The night of the day before 130 additional containers will be distributed through the gardens of Murcia, with the intention of facilitating the citizen the deposit of waste.

They will be distributed in the Malecón Garden, Salitre, Silk Garden, Chinese Garden, University Square, Constitution Garden, Circular Plaza, Garden of Fame, Romea Square, Plaza de las Flores, Santoña Square, Barraca Mini Zoo, Paseo Councilman Lumeras de Castro.

The largest number of containers -32- will be placed in the Fica on the occasion of the Repanocha.

In the cleaning tasks will involve 94 additional workers, who will join the operators who normally perform the service in the area.

Mechanical means are also increased during this day, which will be 12 street sweepers, 10 sidewalk sweepers, 7 Cuba trucks, 3 builders, 13 collection vehicles, 11 scrubbers and hydro cleaning vehicles.

Normality at noon on Wednesday

The service will be adapted to the tour of the parade with the aim that the city is in perfect condition at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 24.

Special attention requires the service provided for the subsequent cleaning of the Repanocha, in the FICA, in which a team composed of 20 workers, 8 mechanical equipment and the selective collection of the waste deposited in the containers ready for its subsequent recycling will participate.

On Thursday and Friday, the days of the Arrival and Testament parades of the Sardine, will also have an extraordinary cleaning.

On Saturday, Burial Day of the Sardine, the service will begin at noon, where an extraordinary service will be carried out by the city, while for the parade, the cleaning team will be distributed in six zones, which are attended to by the procession, for restore circulation and return the usual image of the city.

Awareness will again be present at the parade, with the presence of the Marranos big heads of the campaign "Do not be Marrano".

Electoral journey

In total, 265 workers will intervene, of which 125 will be of extraordinary service, and 57 mechanical means, among sweepers, hydrocleaners and collectors.

All this, to ensure that on Sunday the city is in good condition to perform the latest events of the holidays.

After the closing and dismantling of barracks, 22 workers will use 4 cleaning washers, 8 sidewalk scrubbers and 4 collectors to clean the different areas.

The cleaning and conditioning work will continue throughout the municipality with the highest incidence at the doors of schools and polling stations.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia

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