Environmental Impact

The environmental impacts of illegal dumping are significant.

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Dumped rubbish can leak contaminants into the Campo harming the plants and animals that live there and blight the landscape. When it rains, illegally dumped rubbish can affect drainage of run-off water making areas more susceptible to flooding when rubbish blocks ramblas, creeks, culverts and drainage basins.

Rodents, insects and other vermin are attracted to illegal dump sites and may pose health risks. These sites provide popular breeding grounds for flies, cockroaches and mosquitoes. Mosquitoes in particular can multiply 100 times faster than normal in the warm, stagnant water that collects in dumped rubbish.


household items can be taken to the Ecoparque or left adjacent to your closest Garden Waste Skip or phone the Mobile Collection service on 968 333 294 to arrange collection.

Garden Waste Skips:

Sector A: C/Andalucia and C/La Coruňa
Sector B: Lower Car Park, C/Jara
Sector C: C13 C/Aljibe and C11 C/Aljibe
Sector D: D7 C/Robles and D38 C/Esparraquera
Main Recycling Points:

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Sector A: Commercial area
Sector B: Lower Car Park, C/Jara
Sector C: C12 Avda de los Covachos and C/Aljibe close to Golf Club

Oil recycling point is on Sector B, Lower Car Park, C/Jara


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Hours: 7am-2pm and 5pm-7pm Monday to Friday and 7am-12pm Saturday.

The Ecoparque is on the RM-332, Mazarrón-Águilas Road, by “Las Pedreras Viejas”.

We all have a duty of care over our waste, even after it has left our home or premises. If you or your business pay someone to remove your waste – a man with a van, builders,

gardeners or other tradespeople – make sure you know where your waste will go.

Sponsored by Los Palacios, B Clean, Green Fingers and TopC Turvy Gardening Groups

Fiona Killick and Jackie Drewe