The ejido has generously offered a 20m x 30m lot near La Parcela Escolar (school garden) to set up a new site for La Manzanilla's recycling program. Currently we are the only area recycle proyect in the municipality of La Huerta.
The lot was cleared in September as a first step to transferring recycling from the Las Hormigas site near the Primary School. Heavy equipment and operator were donated by the La Huerta Ayuntamiento. A large old Higuera tree will provide shade. Some helpful goats also pitched in.
School has been shuttered since March and through the regular school summer holiday due to Covid 19. Plans are for a smaller recycle/environmental education program to continue at the school when back in session as resources and interest permit.
More work is needed to make the new town site operational - fencing with a vehicle access gate, additional leveling and bringing in road base, setting up containers and signage.
Future goals include creating a green waste processing area in the lot to convert yard waste and tree trimmings into valuable mulch and/or compost.
Thanks to everyone who supports recycling in La Manzanilla!