Mini clean point reopens at Tegueste market
A mini “clean point” centre at the Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market in Tegueste has reopened and loal people are being encouraged to use it as much as possible.
The local council decided to close the recycling point because of various works being carried out at the market.
The “Mini Punto Limpio” to deposit waste will now be open again each Saturday and Sunday 8am to 2pm.
This clean point has been operating for seven years and is self-managed ie it is up to the person to make the deposits in the right way. The waste is later removed by authorised companies.
Items which can be deposited include printer inks, phones, small appliances like irons, toasters, deep friers, electric toys, electric tooth-brushes etc as well as light bulbs, laptops, keyboards, monitors and batteries.
The centre will also take used cooking oil, such as from canned foods like tuna and sardines, cooking oils, expired fats and so on.
Councillor for the environment, Sandra Ramallo stress-ed the importance of recycling campaigns conducted in the municipality to raise awareness and explain what small things could be done in the household to back sus-tainability.