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Unsightly Pattaya trash damaging the resort's image

 

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Locals and tourists have gone to the media to complain about huge unsightly piles of rubbish behind a central Pattaya condominium building. 

 

INN said the 4-5 rai of land in Soi Arunothai was private but it was high time that the owners and City Hall got together to clear up the mess. 

 

There were black trash bags, dry and wet refuse, food waste, furniture, old beds - you name it. 

 

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It was a breeding ground for disease.

 

And bearing in mind that this area is crisscrossed by many public roads used not just by locals but tourists this was seen as highly damaging to the image of Pattaya. 

 

Source: INN

 

 

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Garbage collection/disposal has been an issue in Pattaya since......forever.

 

People will drive for kilometers to dump their garbage into a vacant lot - because it is FREE. I have no clue where the nearest landfill site is, or where the garbage actually goes. 

(I probably don't really want to know either as I suspect it is probably directly upstream from where the city's water supply comes from !)
 

I see people drop small bags of garbage on the side of the road, expecting someone else to pick it up (maybe before the dogs get it) or the garbage truck guys to get it the next time they drive by. Every morning I go for a walk in my neighbourhood I see the little piles of bags on the main soi, and people driving down a side soi, stopping, tossing a small bag of trash off the side of the street and then driving on.

Don't walk 10 meters to put it into a waste bin (can't - that belongs to someone else that is actually paying for garbage pick up). Don't buy your own garbage can. Those things cost money ! Plus they tend to end up blown (or washed) down the street every time there's a storm if you don't secure them.

Everything is "som nom na".
Everything is someone else's problem. 

Friend of mine had a shop near Big C one time. All around his shop were small bags of garbage, mostly left overs from meals. There was a designated garbage disposal spot for the businesses in the area 20 meters away. Apparently that was too far.
I didn't want to be sitting in a garbage dump so I went to Big C, bought a medium sized garbage can and a package of bags. Brought it back, set it up and cleaned up the area.

Couple days later I was at his shop and the garbage can was still there. Had some garbage in it. No garbage bags (someone took them to use at home instead it seems). A week later - no garbage can. It got too "stinky" with all the garbage being dumped into it so they threw it away. Back to having little bags of trash dropped wherever.
I gave up. If they want to live/work in the middle of a garbage dump, so be it.
I can take my business somewhere else.

The garbage industry in some places is rife with corruption because there is big money in trash (or getting rid of other people's trash), but they need to do something otherwise the problem will never go away.
I'd say a tax on businesses (including apartment/hotels/guesthouses), villages and homes (registered addresses) but, being government, the money would just go into a pot, then into someone's pocket and then be forgotten about and the problem would remain.

Sheesh, hardly anyone even pays taxes. Trying to get them to pay for waste disposal ?
You'd be better off burning the place to the ground and starting over. It'd be less work in the long run I think !

Actually - there is probably a business opportunity in this. Find the areas where people are dumping their trash and put in a large bin (either a large metal bin or a 20'/40' skiff) and then sit some old fart in front of it with a sign - 5 baht/bag (or kilo). When the bin/skiff is full, call in the truck to empty it (or bring a replacement). Then haul the full one off to (wherever).
Who knows ? Could even end up paying for itself (or even make a profit) !

 

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that is everywhere but just say that is tourists to blame not thai people there dumb their garbish 

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Thailand wants more tourists to come to Pattaya but forget the simple fact that the more people who come the more money they need to allocate to garbage disposal and other things to keep the city clean. 

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43 minutes ago, Kerryd said:

Garbage collection/disposal has been an issue in Pattaya since......forever.

 

People will drive for kilometers to dump their garbage into a vacant lot - because it is FREE. I have no clue where the nearest landfill site is, or where the garbage actually goes. 

(I probably don't really want to know either as I suspect it is probably directly upstream from where the city's water supply comes from !)
 

I see people drop small bags of garbage on the side of the road, expecting someone else to pick it up (maybe before the dogs get it) or the garbage truck guys to get it the next time they drive by. Every morning I go for a walk in my neighbourhood I see the little piles of bags on the main soi, and people driving down a side soi, stopping, tossing a small bag of trash off the side of the street and then driving on.

Don't walk 10 meters to put it into a waste bin (can't - that belongs to someone else that is actually paying for garbage pick up). Don't buy your own garbage can. Those things cost money ! Plus they tend to end up blown (or washed) down the street every time there's a storm if you don't secure them.

Everything is "som nom na".
Everything is someone else's problem. 

Friend of mine had a shop near Big C one time. All around his shop were small bags of garbage, mostly left overs from meals. There was a designated garbage disposal spot for the businesses in the area 20 meters away. Apparently that was too far.
I didn't want to be sitting in a garbage dump so I went to Big C, bought a medium sized garbage can and a package of bags. Brought it back, set it up and cleaned up the area.

Couple days later I was at his shop and the garbage can was still there. Had some garbage in it. No garbage bags (someone took them to use at home instead it seems). A week later - no garbage can. It got too "stinky" with all the garbage being dumped into it so they threw it away. Back to having little bags of trash dropped wherever.
I gave up. If they want to live/work in the middle of a garbage dump, so be it.
I can take my business somewhere else.

The garbage industry in some places is rife with corruption because there is big money in trash (or getting rid of other people's trash), but they need to do something otherwise the problem will never go away.
I'd say a tax on businesses (including apartment/hotels/guesthouses), villages and homes (registered addresses) but, being government, the money would just go into a pot, then into someone's pocket and then be forgotten about and the problem would remain.

Sheesh, hardly anyone even pays taxes. Trying to get them to pay for waste disposal ?
You'd be better off burning the place to the ground and starting over. It'd be less work in the long run I think !

Actually - there is probably a business opportunity in this. Find the areas where people are dumping their trash and put in a large bin (either a large metal bin or a 20'/40' skiff) and then sit some old fart in front of it with a sign - 5 baht/bag (or kilo). When the bin/skiff is full, call in the truck to empty it (or bring a replacement). Then haul the full one off to (wherever).
Who knows ? Could even end up paying for itself (or even make a profit) !

 

Somebody will beat up the old fart to avoid paying 5 baht fee.

Nice idea but it  won't work.

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26 minutes ago, monkeycu said:

Pattaya, the festered pimple on the A--e of Thailand

Nope. 5 miles up it.

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Sorry to say but mostly thais blow off the reputation of their country and throw garbage everywhere around as nobody ever see it would confront them....... They probably would prefer to shoot you instead pick up the trash!

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