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Monday, 2 December 2013

Consequence or Coincidence – El Pulpo Arrives.

At 09:33 hrs. today I sent an email to the Orihuela Town Hall annex in Orihuela Costa with a link to the article – Orihuela Costa has many Landfill and Compost Heap Sites – THE STREETS! – that I had posted onto my weblog. I also sent a copy of the email to the two newspapers mentioned in my comment.

Is this a consequence – or is it a coincidence? The compost heap has gone. The result is pleasing whatever the cause; albeit probably a short lived absence of dumped rubbish left in the street.

At 17:10 hrs. today the Council Cleaning Service's hydraulic lift lorry (known as 'El Pulpo') arrived at the waste heap.

At 17:45 hrs. the lorry departed with a full skip.

From the difference between the before-photograph:

and the after-photograph:

you can see the area previously covered by the landfill as indicated by the dark damp patch now visible on the road surface.

© Elliot Sampford 2013


  1. I wish our services would react to letters or email. I sometimes think their employees are asleep.

    1. Hi Valerie,
      Perhaps it's the power of having an embarrassing comment made about the Council and their town on the internet that has caused a reaction. This is not the first time, and probably will not be the last, that I've used my weblog to highlight a failing on their part, and emailed them a web-link to my observation.


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