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    Just looking to exchange information with other posters to try and get a grasp of their experiences. Yes, this is for the longtimers here, not snowbirds, and no, I'm not looking for specifics on you're GPS location if you're hiding off the grid...then again if you were off the grid, would you be posting here?
    In regards to your regular garbage collection, how many times per week, on which day/days, which hours, and how reliable?
    Here in San Pedro, I currently live in an area zoned for twice weekly pickups (Saturday and Monday), but recently they cut back to once per week, BUT we have not had a pickup in 2 weeks.
    Other areas in San Pedro are once per week. The day is set, but you can roll the dice on the time of day.
    When I lived in the municipality of San Juan de la Maguana, pickups were twice per week (Monday and Friday), but I paid 150 pesos per month for the service. This amount was included in the monthly bill which included water/sewage as well.

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    Our house is in San Cristobal Province and garbage collection is a crapshoot. *They do charge a pittance of 800 pesos a year, and they're supposed to pick up weekly, but it's more like once every three weeks. By then we have two 55 gallon drums filled

    Most in the area burn their garbage and pay nothing. I suspect the trucks get so filled with the beach restaurants trash that they just skip the residential pickups * *




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    puerto plata area. no complains about our garbage guys. i think they may run on some sort of a schedule but as an unemployed beach bum i don't really do well with clocks and calendars. they come fairly regularly, twice a week, perhaps? sometimes when i hear them coming i prepare a large bottle with cold water for them. it's a dirty, ungrateful job. i slip them few pesos if we have lots of garden stuff to remove. rum bottles for xmas.

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    I am downtown Puerto Plata, garbage pickup 4 times a week. Mon, Wed, Fri appr. at 9 pm and Sun at appr. 8 am. In addition a man cleans the street from paper, bottles etc. every morning around 5.30 am. All works more or less without problems... gracias a dios:-)

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    just to add: aside from regular garbage truck (thanks, musa) we have quite a few folks digging through the trash in search of bottles, plastic and metal. i'm thinking of putting out another bin just for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    Our house is in San Cristobal Province and garbage collection is a crapshoot. *They do charge a pittance of 800 pesos a year, and they're supposed to pick up weekly, but it's more like once every three weeks. By then we have two 55 gallon drums filled

    Most in the area burn their garbage and pay nothing. I suspect the trucks get so filled with the beach restaurants trash that they just skip the residential pickups * *
    Once every three weeks? You have a lot of patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by POP_DR View Post
    I am downtown Puerto Plata, garbage pickup 4 times a week. Mon, Wed, Fri appr. at 9 pm and Sun at appr. 8 am. In addition a man cleans the street from paper, bottles etc. every morning around 5.30 am. All works more or less without problems... gracias a dios:-)
    Seems like you have the best deal so far.

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    Countryside outside guananico ( pop region ).
    Used to be once a week, on wedensday.,pretty straight foward.
    Now we have a new alcade and it seems to be whenever, loie once every *2 weeks or more.
    We dont pay anything.

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    Here in Jarabacoa, in our sector it's every Tuesday morning for the school, always between 6 and 7 am. Other school and our house Tuesday afternoon, but could be Wednesday morning. Next street over there is a collection point that they pick up from about three times a day , everyday except Sunday. The business sector is six days a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanpedrogringo View Post
    Just looking to exchange information with other posters to try and get a grasp of their experiences. Yes, this is for the longtimers here, not snowbirds, and no, I'm not looking for specifics on you're GPS location if you're hiding off the grid...then again if you were off the grid, would you be posting here?
    In regards to your regular garbage collection, how many times per week, on which day/days, which hours, and how reliable?
    Here in San Pedro, I currently live in an area zoned for twice weekly pickups (Saturday and Monday), but recently they cut back to once per week, BUT we have not had a pickup in 2 weeks.
    Other areas in San Pedro are once per week. The day is set, but you can roll the dice on the time of day.
    When I lived in the municipality of San Juan de la Maguana, pickups were twice per week (Monday and Friday), but I paid 150 pesos per month for the service. This amount was included in the monthly bill which included water/sewage as well.
    This sounds like a silly question, but can you go to the municipal office and ask someone what is going on?

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