The 5 and 6 October Corpoguajira will carry out this activity throughout the Department. Appliances will be received, computers, printers, tires, expired human and veterinary drugs; lead acid batteries, inter alia.
This One 5 and 6 October Corpoguajira will carry out the eighth day of post-consumer waste collection. La actividad, that will be carried out in all the municipalities of the department, seeks to facilitate and sensitize companies and the community in general regarding the delivery of these elements, in order to mitigate the environmental damage that could be caused by its inadequate final disposal.
The entity reported that people interested in joining the campaign must transfer the items to the authorized points, between the 9:00 am y 4:00 pm. He also indicated that expired human and veterinary medicines will be received; fluorescent bulbs and tubes; lead acid batteries; containers and packaging of pesticides for agricultural use, domestic or veterinarian; LA GUAJIRA PREPARES FOR THE 5TH POSTCONSUMER SOLID WASTE COLLECTION DAY; used batteries; home appliances, paper containers and packaging, cartón, metal, plastic or glass; used bicycle or motorcycle tires, inter alia.
The waste can be delivered in Riohacha (Simon Bolivar Park), Maicao (social care center / old hospital), San Juan del Cesar (former City Council), Fonseca (Street 12 # 18-05), Urumi (CCA), India (sports center), Barrancas (main square), Dibulla (public market), Distracción (in front of the house of culture), El Molino (Fire brigade), Hatonuevo (The head), Uribia (former headquarters of Proaguas), Villanueva (Simon Bolivar square), Distracción (in front of the house of culture) and La Jagua del Pilar (ECA).
Samuel Lanao Robles, General Manager Corpoguajira, pointed out that "these residues are highly dangerous, and should not be mixed with household waste as they could create health risks. With this strategy we also avoid their transfer to sanitary landfills, which increases the negative environmental impacts in our territory. We appreciate the active support and involvement that we have received from several private sector companies, territorial entities and organizations specialized in the collection of these elements”.
It should be noted that post-consumer waste is all those that have already reached their useful life and that have a long disintegration time.. Due to its compounds, have corrosive properties, reactive, explosive, toxic, flammable, infectious or radioactive. These substances can cause hazards, damage or unwanted effects, direct or indirect, to human and environmental health.