Val d’Essonne: demonstration organized to protest against household waste management

Val d’Essonne: demonstration organized to protest against household waste management

Illustration – On Saturday, September 24, 2022, a demonstration is held in front of the headquarters of the Community of Communes of Val d’Essonne to protest against the management of household waste. (© The Journal of the Orne)

He claims a better management of household waste within Community of municipalities of Val d’Essonne (CCVE). On Saturday, September 24, 2022, members of the association “Alternative Citoyenne Sud-Essonne” will organize demonstration at 3 p.m. in front of the inter-municipal headquarters in Ballancourt-sur-Essonne and invite all residents to join them.

Garbage is now only collected every other week

In particular, the organizers are looking for a new frequency of collection of trash cans from households, which for several days have only been collected every other week instead of every week.

Consequence of the action taken by the community council on June 28, 2022 and the exemption granted by the prefecture.

“For some of our fellow citizens, such as incontinent people and babysitters, this garbage removal every other week is a real health problem with the smell and also the presence of rats,” regrets Vincent Bernier, president of the association “Alternative Citoyenne Sud-Essonne” and community advisor.

Increasing bill

This increase in rates is also justified by a sharp increase in the general tax on polluting activities.

“Taxpayers also received their first bill last June affected by last year’s €55m debt-covering rate hike voted by Siredom, so it’s a great double-kiss effect between the drop in services and the increase in prices,” worried the elected official who opposed each meeting of the village council on this topic.

In its press release announcing the event, “Alternative Citoyenne Sud-Essonne” calls on Patrick Imbert, president of the CCVE since 2004, to submit his resignation without delay.

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“The damage is done”

CCVE pays for Siredom’s mismanagement, which it also confirmed by approving dishonest budgets. The elected officials who are still in office should have drawn consequences from these mistakes, which are currently causing a loss of purchasing power for the population.

Vincent Bernier

Contacted by email, Patrick Imbert has not yet responded to our request.

“It is too late for this collection of household waste because the damage is done, but in the future we ask for a wider consultation with citizens and a better management of the CCVE,” continues the elected representative of Vert-le-Petit.

Three municipalities continue with weekly collection

The association also condemns the fact that three municipalities out of 21 in the agglomeration, namely Mennecy, La Ferté-Alais and Ballancourt-sur-Essonne, continue to benefit from the weekly collection of household waste in the city centre.

“Is it normal that all residents pay the same amount but some have better services than others? asks Vincent Bernier, who expects the event to be more popular than the last one.

In October 2021, an estimated 180 people responded to the association’s call.

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