Submerged bins to be installed in Larnaca’s beachfront in first quarter of 2019

The installation of 64 submerged bins in Larnaca’s beachfront will start during the first quarter of 2019, in a bid to reduce solid waste.

Larnaca Mayor Andreas Vyras told CNA that the contracts were signed in early December 2018 between the Department of Environment of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, the Panaos Truck Bodies Industry Ltd and the Municipality.

The contract is part of the municipal program to reduce solid waste from beachfront hotels and other areas producing mass-waste. The bins will be installed in 16 points along Larnaca’s beachfront, including the Mackenzie area, the TasosMitsopoulosavenue and Finikoudes, he added.

Vyras said moreover that the submerged bins will solve a number of problems, including the repugnant smell and image of existing green bins. The program is expected to contribute to the recycling of solid waste and particularly in sorting recycling at the source, he added.

The Mayor said finally that Larnaca Municipality is environmentally aware and takes part in many recycling and waste reduction programs, energy saving initiatives and the use of renewable energy sources.

Source: Cyprus News Agency