The Ordinary Plenum of the Redován City Council, held yesterday, gave the green light to the beginning of the file for the contracting of the public service for the collection of urban solid waste and street cleaning in the municipality of Redován, with the aim of improving this public service to the citizenship. This was announced by the mayor of the town, Nely Ruiz and the Councilor for Contracting, José Nájar.
These are two services that were awarded in 2003, with laws and specifications that “have not allowed room to demand improvement and are currently obsolete and do not cover the needs of our municipality,” Nájar explained. The mayor argues that for almost 18 years the population of Redován has also grown from 5,956 inhabitants that year to 7,869 today.
The head of the municipal Procurement area has ensured that the two services will be tendered in the same procedure and that once the file has started, a specialized office will be in charge of preparing the specifications and the exploitation project that must comply with the winning company. Likewise, at the contracting table there will be the presence of technicians from the Alicante Provincial Council, while once awarded, the contract will be audited by an external agent during its execution.
The Redován City Council wants to incorporate state-of-the-art technology into this service as well as the most environmentally friendly methods. Therefore, the collection of the organic fraction separated from the rest of the waste will be included through the implantation of the brown container in the streets of the municipality. “We will be one of the first municipalities in the Vega Baja that incorporates this legal and environmental requirement in a contract,” said the mayor, who added that “our goal is to have a modern system and the best technological systems to provide a effective and quick response to all needs ”. Regarding the improvements to the contract, the increase in the frequency of garbage collection will be included, as well as the number of containers.
Another point to highlight are the containers for household goods. “In Redován we know the importance of the collection of belongings and that is why we are going to try to increase the containers and also the collection days”, explained Nájar, who added that “there will also be interesting advances in terms of technology, since we want the containers to have sensors or vehicles to incorporate GPS so that they are geolocated and the City Council has access to the state of how the service is being provided thanks to the digitization of this public service ”.
As for the hourly frequency of the collection of waste “we want to highlight that we are going to change the schedule so that it is in the morning, so that the neighbors are disturbed as little as possible”, the mayor of Contracting has pointed out.
For her part, the mayor, Nely Ruiz, explained that “this is one of the most important contracts to be tendered in this legislature and we believe that it is very necessary, in the first place, because the one we have is obsolete and, secondly, we want to improve the quality of life of our neighbors and make it a committed contract with the environment and with improvements aimed at respecting it ”. The first mayor has recalled that Redován has grown a lot in the last 20 years. “With nearly 8,000 inhabitants, and the services must be in accordance with the population and size of Redován, we have two neighborhoods, countryside areas, etc., and we need a service that is optimal and adapted to the needs of our people” .
As for street cleaning, “we want all urban areas of Redován to be attended to and for this the personnel assigned to the service will be increased,” explained the mayor, who added that “there will also be street washdown cleaning , electric blowers and new vehicles with the latest technology ”.
Lastly, the first mayor has stated that “we want a cleaner and more environmentally friendly Redován, that is why we are going to work with all the parties of the corporation, we are going to hold a citizen assembly to publicize the new contract and we will have meetings with all political groups so that they can participate in this process ”.