Some behaviors that will be sanctioned are: take out the garbage at unauthorized times, dispose of solid waste and rubble in places of public use without permission from the authority competent, throwing waste out of a vehicle window and not picking up pet feces Penalties include provision of days of social service and fines of up to two salaries current monthly minimums.
The Mayor of Riohacha, José Ramiro Bermúdez Cotes and the General Director of Corpoguajira, Samuel Lanao Robles, They announced that they will strengthen the actions to apply the environmental comparison to any person or company that violates the existing regulations on the adequate disposal of solid waste in the District..
The officials specified that said sanctions, established in Law 1259 of 2008, include environmental education sessions, provision of days of social service and fines up to two current minimum monthly wages.
Lanao Robles, explained that "Corpoguajira has been making progress with the implementation of awareness-raising and environmental education sessions within the framework of its powers. We agreed with the Mayor's Office the forceful application of the subpoena, mainly in some critical sectors of the city such as Av.. First and the old market. We want citizens to be more aware and help each other to keep our city clean”.
Meanwhile, Mayor Bermúdez Cotes, indicated that "this will allow us to counteract the problem of garbage in Riohacha. We are going to start with the development of a schedule that will be established between the Mayor's Office, Corpoguajira, Interaseo and the National Police, to socialize the collection frequencies and the scope of this citizen culture instrument, about the proper management of solid waste and debris, anticipating the affectation of the environment and public health”.
It should be noted that some behaviors that will be sanctioned are: take out the garbage at times not authorized by the company providing the service, dispose of solid waste and rubble in non-agreed public use sites, nor authorized by the competent authority or throw them into wetlands, water sources or other ecosystems; burn garbage without control, no authorization; throw debris out of a vehicle window; do not pick up pet feces, inter.
Finally, Eliumat Maza Samper, Environmental Education Coordinator Corpoguajira, He pointed out that they will also work in coordination with the recyclers union, "from the
Corporation we are strengthening its capabilities; we consider opportune to conclude with the process of reconversion of these people, to optimize the chain and consolidate a comprehensive waste management exercise, much more suitable for our capital”, pointed out.
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