Paphos Municipality will on Wednesday be sending out 12 trucks to collect dumped household goods from the town’s open spaces.
The trucks expect to collect dumped mattresses, furniture, appliances, and other refuse during the day-long campaign aiming to clean up the town and brighten up its image in the midst of the tourist season and the run up to its role as a 2017 European Cultural Capital.
The head of the municipality’s health and cleanliness committee Fylaktis Constantinides also called on residents of the town to take responsibility for their homes and possessions and stop disposing unwanted items in whatever open space happened to be most convenient for them.
“The municipality will be collecting these items (on Wednesday) but you have to understand this is not something we can do every day,” he told reporters.
He added that a spot had been set aside in the Koloni area of Yeroskipou where, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, people could transport their unwanted items for disposal for free.
“We cannot keep filling our neighbourhoods with thrown-away mattresses, beds, couches, TVs, microwaves and the such, as if we are a rubbish dump,” Constantinides added.