The center

Name of the Center: Malerreka Common Zerbitzuak
Year of foundation: 2021
Staff: 6 employees.
Business model: non-profit.

Contact details

Contact person: Patxi Urroz
Address: Erreroa Street, 31744 Elgorriaga
Telephone: 676 539 530
E-mail: malerrekacommonzerbitzuak@mcz.eus

About us

Malerreka Common Zerbitzuak is a micro-cooperative in support of people at risk of social exclusion located in Malerreka, in the Bidasoa Region, to accompany them in their social and labor incorporation. We are governed by the principles of a new fair, supportive and green economy, placing people in
the center.

We are settled in Elgorriaga, in the Malerreka valley. Our main work area is in the Bidasoa region, northern of Navarrae Gipuzkoa and Lapurdi.

We work to face the double problems existing in our environment: the social and labor incorporation of people at risk of exclusion and the generation of new economies through the management of local resources.

We do it from the rural environment, from our town, in collaboration with other rural companies to offer quality services that respond to the demand of town halls, local entities, companies and individuals.

We work in collaboration with long-standing companies specialized in sustainable garden design or road maintenance work and excavations. We also cooperate with economic, social and educational entities.

And we look beyond. We firmly believe that an ecological transition and the implementation of the fundamentals of the circular economy are necessary to advance economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Service catalogue

Our services and work areas are articulated around the opportunities of the circular economy, the management and maintenance of rural and urban spaces that require conservation and restoration, and the possibilities of generating
initiatives linked to the primary sector, the food system and the use of communal areas.

If you are a city council or local entity, by hiring our services you will comply with the Foral Law 2/2018 of Public Contracts that in its article 36 requires to reserve a minimum of 6% of the amount of the awards of the previous budget to contracts of a social nature.

Comprehensive cleaning, gardening and maintenance services for natural spaces, roads and facilities.

CLEANING AND DEBRISING:
We clean and maintain natural areas, green areas, eliminating weeds and scrub.

ROADS AND WALLS:
We clean and maintain rural roads and restore fences, stone walls and other elements of rural architecture.

PRUNING AND GARDENS:
We carry out all kinds of pruning and take care of your garden.

CLEANING OF FACILITIES:
We clean pediments, municipal facilities, private houses, street furniture.

Services

At MC_Z we offer you a whole range of services related to cleaning, repair, maintenance and gardening of natural spaces, roads, banks and gardens, streets, cemeteries, meadows, walls, orchards… We also provide cleaning services for homes, premises, sports facilities , swimming pools, etc.

CITY COUNCILS AND LOCAL ENTITIES
• Cleaning, clearing, maintenance and recovery of
natural areas and spaces, greenways and heritage
rural architectural.
● Cleaning, clearing and pruning of roads and banks.
● Cleaning of cemeteries and pediments.
● Maintenance and recovery of signals.
● Installation, cleaning and maintenance of urban furniture.
● Other general services.

BUSINESS
● Comprehensive maintenance of interior gardening
and exterior and green areas.
● Irrigation control.
● Clearing and cleaning work.
● General repair services.

INDIVIDUALS
● Preparation and maintenance of gardens and orchards.
● Specific cleaning, pruning and cutting of hedges.
● Cleaning and general maintenance of houses and kitchens.
● Cleaning of lofts and rails.
● Clothes washing services.

MC_Z has also identified 5 main lines of work that are structured in a complementary way and that we have planned to implement in a phased manner, based on the design of specific projects:

Social garden and food processor as a space for the production and transformation of food, short-circuit marketing and promotion of employment through the social economy.

● Social and community kitchen:
food delivery with organic products
and proximity for the elderly and
people with autonomy difficulties.

● Collection and recovery of sheep’s wool
latxa.

● Recovery and valorization of chestnut trees and
chestnut trees and restoration and maintenance
of degraded areas (meadows, ferns,
grasslands …)

● Collection, treatment and recovery of
other waste: organic, no plastics
containers, oils…