Town hall considers IBI reductions in cleanup bid

Furniture left on the street.
Furniture left on the street. / SUR
  • Vélez-Málaga councillors have suggested proposals including higher fines, community service and a dog DNA register

Vélez-Málaga town hall has released details of a proposal aimed at cleaning up the town’s streets, which include reductions in IBI (annual council tax) for residents who take large items of household waste to recycling centres (punto limpio).

The five-point proposal comes as the local council attempts to encourage people not to leave unwanted items of household furniture on the roadside by rubbish and recycling containers. The current law states that items may be left on specific days, providing cleaning company, Althenia, has been advised. According to deputy mayor, Marcelino Méndez-Trelles, IBI reductions could be between 15 and 70 euros. Other measures include a dog DNA register to catch dog faeces offenders as well as tighter fines and community service for residents who do not adhere to the timings for throwing out household waste.