A three-way agreement has been reached to bring back a tip for large items of waste and construction debris to Marbella after a disagreement two years ago saw the last treatment plant close.
Marbella council, the western Costa del Sol association of municipalities and waste-management company Urbaser have agreed to a treatment plant opening near the old tip site between Marbella and Ojén. Marbella council has signed over a 2,000 square-metre plot and the new facility, to open in four months, will complement an existing plant for treating organic waste nearby.
The agreement marks the end of the two-year lack of a facility for large-scale waste in the area since Marbella council, under the previous PSOE party-led administration, closed down a tip that they said had been running illegally for 18 years. The operator of the treatment service cancelled its contract in protest, forcing constructors and others with large items of waste to travel further to tips in Mijas or Estepona.