Motril suffered a rubbish-collection crisis in the final week of last month when two thirds of the rubbish collection fleet were out of action.
Rubbish piled up for days because only one of the three lorries belonging to the cleaning fleet was working. The fact is that the two stricken lorries are “más vieja que Matusalén,” as the Spanish say, which translates to “as old as the hills.”
OK, a quick aside; Methuselah was Noah’s grandfather who was said to have lived for 969 years, making him the oldest dude in the Old Testament.
Anyway, enough of that rubbish and back to Motril’s rubbish! The Mayor, Luisa García Chamorro, says that she is worried by the situation, as well she might, because her party had enough trouble and scandal with the private-public municipal cleaning company, Limdeco.
The opposition parties on both the centre-left and the far-right (PSOE y Vox) are howling for blood with blistering attacks on the incompetence of the Mayor, although, not being a vehicle mechanic herself, it is difficult to see how.
So there we were, during the last week of September with the poor old remaining lorry unable to make a complete round of Motril on its own during the night shift, thus leaving piles of uncollected rubbish in the morning.
In the meantime, the Town Hall was desperate to get at least one of the decrepid refuse truck back on the rounds.
Update: on the 26th the Mayor said, “we have reacted in record time to the problems brought on by the break downs – today the refuse-collection service is back to normal.” She also thanked everybody for their patience..
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)