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Larnaca warns of heavy fines for illegal dumping 

Larnaca Pollution

Larnaca municipality will carry out thorough inspections in the area of the salt lake to prevent the illegal dumping of garbage and people who are caught will be fined, a press release by the municipality warned on Wednesday.

According to the statement, this year, a number of thoughtless people are polluting the area with solid waste.

“Various junk items such as old furniture, plant pots and pruning were thrown on the edge of the Aliki lake, the Tekke area, the old shooting range and elsewhere.”

“At a time when the Green Point of the municipality is operating, and accepts such materials for free, it is a shame for our civilisation, for a minority of people to pollute the beautiful wetland of our city. Such unacceptable behaviour cannot be tolerated.”

The municipality warned the illegal dumping of solid waste is punishable by an extrajudicial fine of €200 for individuals and €500 for companies.

“Checks in the area will continue to identify offenders.”

The Green Point of the municipality is open daily except Monday from 7am until 5pm and is located opposite the technical school of Saint Lazarus on Vassilis Michailides street.

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