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    Progress Sosua receives two new garbage trucks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisgreat View Post
    Progress Sosua receives two new garbage trucks...
    Will that help clean up Sosua? Not sure if that will keep businesses from closing, but one hopes the ability to take garbage away will help make the area cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    Will that help clean up Sosua? Not sure if that will keep businesses from closing, but one hopes the ability to take garbage away will help make the area cleaner.
    It’s a start! Better then no trucks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisgreat View Post
    It’s a start! Better then no trucks?
    Garbage trucks pick up what's out in the bin. Dominicans seem content to just throw their plastic and cans and bottles and what other refuse they have at the side of the road.
    You even see them tossing it from taxis and buses
    Such a pity to spoil the county

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisgreat View Post
    It’s a start! Better then no trucks?
    Quote Originally Posted by chico bill View Post
    Garbage trucks pick up what's out in the bin. Dominicans seem content to just throw their plastic and cans and bottles and what other refuse they have at the side of the road.
    You even see them tossing it from taxis and buses
    Such a pity to spoil the county
    Chico Bill points out the root cause. Trucks are great. Pride in the country by not throwing garbage in the streets? Even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    Chico Bill points out the root cause. Trucks are great. Pride in the country by not throwing garbage in the streets? Even better.
    Not everyone loves their Country, those who throw the garbage, hate their Country. Simple!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expat13 View Post
    Not everyone loves their Country, those who throw the garbage, hate their Country. Simple!
    It is not that simple, not all that toss garbage in the street have been taught that this is animal like behavior, and to take pride in your environment.

    An untrained puppy that craps on the rug has not been trained to poop in the yard or the paper.
    It does not mean he hates his master or the rug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamborista View Post
    It is not that simple, not all that toss garbage in the street have been taught that this is animal like behavior, and to take pride in your environment.

    An untrained puppy that craps on the rug has not been trained to poop in the yard or the paper.
    It does not mean he hates his master or the rug.
    it is so nice to wake up reading intelligent remarks. thank you, Tio.

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    Like I said before and others as well i believe.. It has to start at a young age, with the YOUNG people in School, The teachers naturally have to be shown how to deliver the message
    and then the 2nd part is to to SHAME the Older ones by any means necessary into Recycling and disposing of trash properly.
    The key is RECYCLING the Plastics & glass , Metal they already do, because they get PAID for it .
    ... food waste takes care of itself .. they need massive recycling centers & incinerate the rest , they already do that anyway, but do it properly. This is what Tourism Ministers should be focused on... Go out there for photo Ops , picking up TRASH and Telling the young people to keep the Country and especially their pristine Beaches Beautiful.. They lose the Beaches,, the DR is TOAST.... If massive Garbage starts floating up at the the expensive AI Resorts , its game over ..

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    Littering is just one example that is symptomatic of a general "the world revolves around me" attitude of many(not all) Dominicans. It's reflected in their refusal to dim their brights, driving like maniacs, butting in line, blasting music in their houses in the barrios at all hours of the the night, and bellowing like bull mooses in restaurants and in public in general. An overall lack of courtesy and disregard for for anybody else but themselves. It's gotten so bad even many Dominicans are complaining about these behaviors.

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