WHAT IS the Tax for waste treatment?
The household waste treatment tax is different from the tax we pay to our Local Authority for door-to-door collection of our refuse every day. It is not a tax for using recycling containers, quite the opposite. It is a tax which includes the expense for the proper treatment of the waste we produce, and the services of the network of Eco Parks. In our Consortium, these wastes are treated properly at the facilities in Llíria and Caudete de las Fuentes.
WHAT SERVICES are financed with this tax?
The main services that the Consortium provides and which are financed by this tax are:
A.- The treatment of the mixed household waste that the various municipal collection services deliver to the treatment plants, which include:
– Recovery at the plant of the reusable materials that we have thrown out.
– Decontamination of the organic fraction and turning it into compost.
– Proper landfill disposal of the non-recoverable fraction.
B.- The management of the Eco Parks, mobile Eco Parks and bulky waste collection points, and the proper treatment given to these special wastes that are collected.
Do we pay for using RECYCLING CONTAINERS?
No. The separate collection of packaging is financed via the contributions of ECOEMBES AND ECOVIDRIO, two non-profit companies, so it does not at all affect the tax that citizens pay for this item. Quite the opposite, the more that is separated in the street containers, the less our mixed waste bag weighs, the less its treatment costs, and the less you pay.
What is the PAYMENT PERIOD FOR THE TREATMENT TAX in 2019?
ORDINARY PAYMENT PERIOD: From 1 June to the 31 July 2019.
DIRECT DEBIT OF RECEIPTS: Direct debit receipts will be collected in two parts, charged on 1 July and 1 August.
What does the Consortium SPEND THE RECEIPT MONEY ON?
The tax that is paid in 2019 corresponds to the services that were provided in 2019 (from 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019).
Of a household receipt in a town with an Eco Park service (with a nearby permanent Eco Park, mobile Eco Park service and/or bulky waste collection point), part of the receipt (€26.03 in 2019) is for keeping the network of Eco Parks open and transporting and properly treating all the waste that is delivered there.
The remaining amount of the receipt is used for the daily treatment of the refuse that is delivered by the municipal waste collection services to our reuse plants in Llíria and Caudete de las Fuentes.
Why is a DIFFERENT AMOUNT paid in each town?
Although we jointly manage the municipal waste of some 250,000 inhabitants, the receipts are not the same for all the households:
Because there are some municipalities that produce more mixed waste than others.
And because the distribution within each municipality depends on the number of existing households and premises (the municipalities of Rincón de Ademuz or la Serranía, with a lot of households per inhabitant, usually have a lower tax per household than the municipalities of Camp de Túria or la Hoya de Buñol-Chiva).
How is the AMOUNT OF THE TAX CALCULATED for each municipality?
On the receipt of an ordinary household the amounts for Eco Park management (the same for each household irrespective of the municipality, €26.03 in 2019) and the cost of the waste treatment that the municipal services collect are added together.
The treatment costs are distributed across the various municipalities depending on the estimated amount of waste that each town contributes. This estimate is carried out based on the real data of the first few months of the year, and the forecast for the rest of the year drawn up from the data of the same months in previous years. The deviation from actual weighing data is corrected in the following year.
The treatment amount for each municipality is distributed across the households and premises in the town (some activities pay more tax than households, in accordance with the tax bye-law of the Consortium, because it is understood that they contribute a greater amount of waste).
WHERE is the waste from our towns TREATED?
The Consortium has two household waste recovery facilities, located in the municipalities of Llíria and Caudete de las Fuentes, where the proper treatment of each fraction is carried out. The part of the wastes that cannot be recovered (recovery rejects) are safely tipped at our landfill site at Caudete las Fuentes.
Why are the OTHER SERVICES that the Consortium provides important?
The Consortium also collects those wastes that should not go into the waste containers separately by means of a network of Eco Parks and separate collection containers, comprising:
– 27 permanent Eco Parks
– 9 Mobile Eco Park routes, that serve 47 towns
– 32 bulky waste collection points
– 768 light packaging containers
– 842 paper and cardboard containers
– 967 glass bottle containers
These wastes are transported separately to specific treatment plants where the materials they contain are reused in a fashion that is safe for health and the environment.
DOES THE CONSORTIUM MAKE MONEY from my refuse?
No. The Valencian Inland Consortium is a non-profit Authority made up of 61 municipalities from 5 districts to provide environmental services in a most efficient manner which a municipality on its own would find extremely costly to implement.
The taxes, by law, can only reflect the ACTUAL COST OF THE SERVICE provided, so the citizen pays for the service received and not a single euro more.