Goiânia City Hall collects 45,000 tons of rubble on public roads per month, and warns that irregular disposal is an environmental crime

The Goiânia City Hall, through the Goiânia Urbanization Company (Comurg), collects around 45,000 tons of rubble from public roads every month. The irregular disposal of waste on sidewalks, vacant lots and public areas, in addition to polluting the city, is an environmental crime and can cause problems, such as the proliferation of venomous animals and insects.

Goiânia has 125 areas classified as irregular transshipment points, located in all regions of the city. Comurg carries out frequent cleaning of these places, where civil construction debris, furniture in general, dead animals, tree antlers and even household waste are discarded.

“The City Hall works every day to keep the city clean, but we need the support of the population when disposing of garbage, so that it is done correctly”, observes Mayor Rogério Cruz.

The president of Comurg, Alisson Borges, recalls that the citizen can be penalized for the irregular disposal of garbage, considered an environmental crime. The amount of the fine varies from R$5,000 to R$50 million, depending on the environmental damage.

“The population needs to be more aware and responsible for the waste produced. Comurg cleans the areas and, in a very short period of time, the places are filled with rubble again. We invest time and manpower, and the cleaning problem is not solved. We ask for community collaboration to change this behavior in our city,” she declares.

In 2021, Comurg collected 632 thousand tons of rubble from public roads, an average of 53 thousand tons per month. This year, the monthly average is 45 thousand tons of waste discarded irregularly throughout the city.

“For these activities, Comurg uses machinery such as trucks, wheel loaders and tractors, in addition to servers that could be in other activities, such as, for example, in the maintenance of squares and pruning of trees”, explains Alisson Borges.

Responsibility
According to the Municipal Code of Postures, the final disposal of debris is the responsibility of its generators. In these cases, the citizen must hire a specialized company to perform the service, or take the garbage to the Sanitary Landfill.

The City Hall is responsible only for the collection of organic urban waste, cleaning of squares, central beds and public sidewalks. “Cleaning private lots and land is the owner’s responsibility. This service is even charged at the ITU annually”, recalls the president of Comurg.

Guidance
Comurg maintains awareness work regarding the irregular disposal of garbage and debris in the capital. Per month, 3,000 administrative notifications are applied to curb this type of practice. Of these, 80% are served by the population. Guidance given through administrative notification involves information on correct collection times and locations, and awareness of the damage caused to the city and the environment.

After the notification, a period of three days is given for the taxpayer to remove and clean sidewalks, and eight days to clean land and vacant lots. If the service is not performed within the deadline, the notification is forwarded to the Municipal Environment Agency (AMMA), for the appropriate measures.

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Comurg provides four recycling bins for the correct disposal of rubbish, recyclables, cooking oil and other waste. To request the service and check the addresses, simply access the City Hall 24h app, WhatsApp (62)98596-8555, and teleservice (62)3524-8555.

Goiânia Urbanization Company (Comurg) – Goiânia City Hall

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