The investment amounts to 11.2 million euros from European Cohesion Funds
The general director of Quality and Environmental Assessment, Encarna Molina, said today that the improvement works carried out by the Ministry of Water, Agriculture and Environment in the sewage treatment plant in Ulea "will mean a major boost for recycling and help better compliance with the objectives of European directives ".
Molina met this morning with the mayor of Ulea, Victor Manuel Lopez, with whom he analyzed the progress of these works, which involves an investment of 11,253,595 euros from European Cohesion Funds, and whose completion is scheduled for February month.
The actions that are taking place on the ground consist of improving the line separating the organic fraction and in the automation of the line of separation from the rest of recyclable fractions, including light containers collected in the yellow containers (paper, plastic, metal).
The new investment enables the treatment and improvement of conditions of recycling fractions collected so mixed, that is, those from gray container (with a capacity of 256,336 tons per year), and the separation of light packaging and reduction waste for disposal in landfill.
The director general said that "in the new operating period Feder may undertake further action to place more emphasis on the appreciation of the reject material obtained".
The plant serves the needs of most municipalities belonging to the Consortium for waste management in the Region of Murcia, which are: Abanilla Abarán Albudeite, Los Alcázares, Alguazas, Aledo, Archena, Beniel, White, Bullas , Calasparra, Campos del Rio, Caravaca de la Cruz, Cehegín, Ceuta, Cieza, Fortuna, Jumilla, Lorquí, Librilla, Lorca, La Union, Los Alcázares Mazarrón, Molina de Segura, Moratalla, Mula, eyes, Puerto Lumbreras, Ricote , San Javier, San Pedro del Pinatar, Santomera Torre Pacheco, Totana, Las Torres de Cotillas, Ulea, La Union, Villanueva del Rio Segura Yecla.