The Inca Town Council has set up an area for the collection of pruning and treatment of plant biomass, thanks to a collaboration agreement with the company Garden Hotels. Thus, from the 1st of December, the citizens of Inca will have a space where they can make plant contributions, both forest pruning waste (bushes, pine, etc.), agricultural (from fruit trees such as carob, almond, etc.), grass, leaves and garden waste, as well as remains of succulent plants or the family of palms (fasser, palmetto, cactus, etc.).
“In this way, we are expanding the services we offer citizens in terms of waste collection and treatment, with the aim of further promoting selective collection and promoting sustainability,” said the mayor of Inca, Virgilio Moreno.
For her part, the councillor for Services, María del Carmen Oses, points out that “we are convinced that this initiative will be very beneficial and will allow citizens to separate large vegetable waste and contribute it for composting. On the other hand, the treatment of pruning waste will also mean significant savings, both for individuals and for the Town Council.
In addition, this also provides a solution for farmers and forestry services, which are major generators of pruning, as a law has recently been passed that prohibits the burning of pruning, and thanks to this agreement, a solution is also provided to the problem of palm tree pruning, which currently has to be incinerated, with all the economic consequences this entails for the municipalities.
Garden Hotels, a pioneering chain in sustainability projects for which it received the Circular Economy Strategy certificate from AENOR a year ago, will be responsible for the treatment of the plant remains. In this way, the company will provide the machinery, tools and material necessary to transform the pruning waste into biomass or vegetable compost.
“We are very happy to be able to work together with the Inca City Council and develop this project together. This is a pioneering collaboration between a public body and the private sector in a circular economy initiative, which has great social value”, explains Jaume Ordinas, general controller of Garden Hotels.
For her part, the sustainability coordinator of the hotel chain, Erica García, affirms that this initiative “not only means meeting the objectives of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, but at the same time allows the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the generation of numerous agronomic and also economic benefits, thanks to the improvement of the soil structure and its protection against erosion, savings in fertilisation and the reduction of the risk of fires”.
Therefore, this action is part of the plan promoted by the council of the capital of Raiguer to promote the involvement and collective participation of citizens in waste management and improve the rates of selective collection in Inca. The new supervised contribution area with a collection and treatment point for vegetable biomass is located in polygon 8, on plot 12, an area well connected to the road network and very close to an exit off the Palma-Alcúdia motorway, and will be open from Monday to Friday, from 7:30 am to 2 pm.