Casablanca: large snack bars, restaurants and cafes will have to pay for the waste collection service

Snacks, restaurants and cafes producing more than a ton of waste per day or two days will likely be forced to pay for the collection of the waste they produce. This decision will be put to the vote during the ordinary session of the Casablanca city council, scheduled for Wednesday, October 5.

The information was confirmed to us by Moulay Ahmed Afilal, vice-president of the municipality of Casablanca, in charge of cleaning.

“The categories concerned are the large snack bars, cafes and restaurants, which produce more than a ton of waste per day or two days”, he confides to us.

“Small establishments, which produce, for example, around 20 kg of waste per day are not concerned. I also held a meeting today (Tuesday, October 4, editor’s note) with the union representing these professionals to explain this decision to them, and thus avoid misunderstandings, ”he added.

” This decision has not yet entered into force. It will be voted on Wednesday, October 5, during the ordinary session of the city council. »

Between 300 and 450 DH per ton

“The amount to be paid per ton has not yet been fixed. The amounts offered vary between 300 and 450 DH per ton. »

According to Moulay Ahmed Afilal, “this decision comes following several complaints from citizens near the municipality, at the level of the boulevard Bir Anzarane, for example”.

“A field survey was therefore carried out by the municipality, and it appears that certain snack bars, cafes and restaurants go out their waste up to three times a daywhile collection by the city takes place in the evening. Another finding is that there is a very large amount of waste. And following complaints from citizens, collection companies are forced to make several passes a day in certain neighborhoods to collect this waste and avoid overflows. »

“It is a service that the municipality provides to these establishments. They must therefore pay a fee,” he notes.

“In addition, the municipality pays one billion DH per year for this sector. We seek to amortize this cost. This is an idea that we have been studying since the election of the new municipal office, ”concludes our interlocutor.

Kenza Khatla

October 4, 2022 at 3:11 p.m.

Modified October 4, 2022 at 3:51 p.m.

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