Companies and individuals were also penalised for leaving junk beside the containers in a bid to avoid paying recycling costs.
The municipality of Manacor has a serious problem with the accumulation of bulky items of rubbish being left in the streets.
The situation is being monitored on a daily basis.
Waste bins were removed from the beach at the start of the season.
From six in the evening the bins start to fill up.
Cleanliness is a more complex issue in summer because of the increased population in Palma.
Emaya, Palma's municipal services agency, is said to have insufficient resources. Rubbish is being allowed to accumulate.
Escorca town hall openly admits that it is putting pressure on the government over responsibility for rubbish.
"There is an obvious failure in the system of collecting junk from the streets, with cleaning in neighbourhoods, and with general rubbish collection, given the containers that are full up in all parts of the city."
The industrial action by street cleaners and rubbish collectors immediately provoked angry complaints from residents and businesses.