Recycling coming to Pattaya: New bins expected in households after successful beach trial
Picture: Sophon Cable
A deputy mayor in Pattaya has said that a trial of recycling bins on two beaches has proved very successful.
Tourists latched onto the idea of a yellow bin for trash to be recycled and blue for the landfill.
Manote Nongyai said that the trial started at Pattaya and Jomtien beaches at the beginning of March had been excellent.
There have also been campaigns about recycling awareness in schools where two bins have been installed. There are also recycling trucks and landfill trucks separately collecting the different trash.
Picture: Sophon Cable
Manote told Sophon Cable TV that from October 1st he hopes that recycling bins will be in Pattaya area households. Householders will be issued with different colored bags to dispose of their rubbish before depositing in the bins.
He said that Pattaya generates 480 tons of trash each and every day. Most of it ends up at landfill in Rayong.
There are four daily collection times spread over two main zones in Pattaya and Nong Prue. Some 37 vehicles are used in the refuse disposal.
Thaivisa notes that Pattaya area residents will be hoping that improvements can be made - complaints abound that much of the trash finds its way into canals and waterways and ultimately into the sea.
Source: Sophon Cable
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