News Local 'Unsuitable' rubbish a headache for Paphos refuse collectors

‘Unsuitable’ rubbish a headache for Paphos refuse collectors

Paphos refuse collection service faces a headache from the disposal of unsuitable items for collection by municipal trucks — including car parts and building materials, Philenews reported on Monday.

A Paphos municipal source told the site that such items are breaking the trucks, adding that the public knows well that they should be taken to special disposal lots and not put out with household rubbish.

The source said that items found in refuse bags put outside for collection include car parts, stones, iron, building materials and other items that should be taken to green spots.

“Unfortunately in most cases this unacceptable situation only comes to light once the bags are thrown in the trucks and the mechanism sustains damage. This means a significant loss for refuse trucks, both financially and in terms of the time needed for repairs,” the source added.

 

Top Stories

FM Christodoulides in self-isolation following confirmed case of close associate

  Foreign minister Nicos Christodoulides has become the fourth minister to go into covid self-isolation, following a confirmed case among his close associates. Christodoulides went into...

Concern over rise of covid hospital cases to 38, four critical-new infections over 100

  The Health Ministry today announced 113 new COVID-19 cases, out of 3,112 diagnostic tests, taking confirmed infections to 3,930. The health ministry has expressed concern...

Germany to go into circuit-break lockdown as virus cases surge

  Germany will impose an emergency month-long lockdown that includes the closure of restaurants, gyms and theatres to reverse a spike in coronavirus cases that...

1547-Highest ever number of new covid cases in Greece-deaths on the rise

  Greece recorded one thousand five hundred and forty seven new coronavirus  cases over the past 24 hours, the highest ever number since the start...

Huge 8500 euro fine for unmarked tobacco products

  A twenty nine year old was fined 8 and a half thousand euro for unmarked tobacco products that were discovered by police at his...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...