DF mayor vague on Bordo Poniente closure

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mexico's federal district (DF) mayor Marcelo Ebrard remains vague on garbage disposal strategies following the planned closure of the DF's Bordo Poniente landfill.

"We are currently collecting 6,000-7,000t of organic waste and we will soon reuse a lot of garbage," Ebrard told reporters while handing out free medicine in the capital, adding, "We are on course to close the landfill at the end of the year."

Asked whether a new landfill site had been found to replace Bordo Poniente, Ebrard again referred to the planned reuse of the city's garbage.

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Bordo Poniente, one of the largest landfills in the world, is scheduled to close in December under an agreement reached last year between the federal and DF governments.