ORIHUELA TOWN HALL has made significant improvements to the local waste management and refuse collection services over the last few years, increasing the number of recycling bins around the municipal area, and adding a new vehicle to the waste management fleet.
The Council oversees the regular emptying of nearly 1,000 waste containers throughout the municipality, including 376 side and top-loading recycling bins on the Orihuela Costa. It's a mammoth task, requiring the daily management of more than a million litres of refuse capacity along the coast alone (1,066,700 litres to be accurate).
The Town Hall increased the scale of its garden waste collection service in July 2020, adding an additional commercial vehicle to its fleet to collect prunings and cuttings from residents on the Orihuela Costa exclusively.
The additional truck and driver work during the busy season with morning and afternoon shifts at an annual cost of €49,984.
Just one month later in August, the City Council splashed out nearly a quarter of a million Euros on an additional refuse collection vehicle. The next-generation fleet addition cost €232,575 and incorporates a suite of technological features including geolocation mapping and a low-emissions drivetrain.
Free refuse collection service for Orihuela Costa
The Town Hall offer a free refuse collection service for garden waste and household items that operates six days a week throughout the year, serving different areas every day except Saturday.
The vehicles can take loads up to one cubic metre in size. For comparison, that´s the volume occupied by three standard household washing machines or a one-tonne commercial builders bag.
Orihuela Costa residents needing to dispose of household items, large amounts of refuse or garden clippings, need to get in-touch with the Council before placing items on the street.
This prevents possible obstruction or personal injury, mitigates health hazards, and helps to preserve the aesthetic of our Mediterranean urban environment.
It's important to remember that disposing of household or garden waste in the street without prior permission is prohibited by municipal regulations, and people that choose to do so can face fines of up to €1,500.
Simply call +34 966 076 100 extension 4500 to request a refuse collection. Alternatively, contact the Town Hall via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for authorisation to dispose of your rubbish or unwanted household goods.
You'll need to provide the address where you plan to leave your rubbish, and the Council will schedule your collection and tell you what day and time to deposit your items in the street.
Weekly schedule of household and garden refuse collection service
Campoamor, Mil Palmeras, La Regia, and Lomas de Campoamor.
La Zenia, Punta Prima, La Ciñuelica, Los Balcones, Aguamarina, Los Pinos, Los Altos-Villarosa, Horizonte-Citrus, and Alameda del Mar.
La Chismosa-Lago Sol, La Florida, Las Piscinas, Las Ramblas, and Lomas de Campoamor.
Villamarin, Las Filipinas, PAU-8, El Galán, Villacosta, and Blue Lagoon.
Los Dolses, La Solana, Lomas de Don Juan, Montezenia, Lomas de Cabo Roig, La Cuerda, and Playa Flamenca.
Villapiedra, Cabo Roig, Zenia II, PAU-3, and Playa Flamenca (beach side of N-332).
Play your part to maintain the quality of our environment
Please remember that conscientious management of household and garden waste and careful disposal of rubbish is a responsibility shared by all residents on the Orihuela Costa.
Recycle your waste wherever this is possible, and help to take care of our beautiful local environment.
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