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THE Council of Majorca yesterday officially inaugurated a plant in Bunyola for the treatment of building rubble, management of bulky waste and used tyres. The plant will process 1'116'000 tonnes of these types of waste every year. In her opening speech Council president Maria Antonia Munar said that the plant was “another step” on the road to making Majorca “cleaner and more natural”, which is the Council's aim. She remarked that the Council and the Deixalles Foundation had signed an agreement that 80 people at risk of social exclusion will work in the plant. She also paid tribute to the recently deceased former councillor for Local Cooperation, Miquel Riera, highlighting his work to make this infrastructure a reality. The new service, which is part of the Master Plan for Waste and has been in service since February 17, was awarded to the company Mac Insular. The company will manage both the treatment plants at Bunyola and Santa Margalida and the six transfer centres in Inca, Llucmajor, Arta, Manacor, Calvia and Porreres. The director of Waste Management said that the inauguration of this plant would change the “culture” of society with respect to the treatment of waste. He said that on Majorca there were 600 illegal tips which infrastructures such as this could eradicate.