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Six Tonnes Of ‘Monsters’ Collected in Porto Santo


Aguas e Residuos da Madeira (ARM), in collaboration with the Porto Santo City Council, and the office of the Vice-Presidency of the Regional Government, recently carried out an intensive collection programme of  ‘Monster’  (Appliances, mattresses, and furniture) throughout Porto Santo which netted some six tonnes of waste.

Susana Prada, the Regional Secretary for the Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change, is keen to promote the campaign as she confirmed that the Regional Government wants Porto Santo to be a “green island,” especially as it will soon become a Biosphere Reserve.

In a statement she reminded the population that the environment is everyone’s concern and that household items, such as electrical appliances and other monsters, will be collected free of charge. Help is just a phone call away and she asked “for everyone”s collaboration and an urgent appeal not to dump household waste on the side of roads.”

In addition ARM has initiated an awareness campaign as they have noticed that more and more domestic appliances are being abandoned on the sides of roads or near public waste containers.

In order to combat this situation, ARM in partnership with the municipalities of Câmara de Lobos, Machico, Porto Santo, Ribeira Brava and Santana have implemented several measures, including scheduled cleaning initiatives, and actively promoting the free ‘monster’ collection service. This features a lighthearted comedy sketch “Pega O Monstro,” by 4 Liters, with the objective of making the population aware that rubbish should be disposed of properly and not just ..abandoned.

Samantha Gannon

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