City government explains curfew has affected garbage collection


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Feb 20, 2019

The Mayor’s Office of the National District (ADN) says garbage has accumulated in several National District neighborhoods because of the limitations on collection caused by the 7pm curfew. The explanation was provided after N Digital showed videos of garbage piled up in many neighborhoods. The ADN explained that most of the garbage collection operates have been traditionally carried out in the evening-dawn schedule, to take advantage of less traffic. The curfew has caused the collection trucks and personnel who normally work 16 hours a day to reduce the workday to eight hours.

“The garbage collection schedule is limited to five o’clock in the afternoon, because the curfew begins at 7:00 at night, so it is from 6:00 to 9:00 in the morning when more garbage can be collected,” explains the ADN. The city government said garbage collection work was also destabilized when access to the...
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Feb 11, 2005
Where I live in Santiago we have had absolutely no problems with our refuse collection.....2 times weekly and extremely helpful staff who appreciate a small tip that they certainly deserve
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Jun 6, 2020
Santo Domingo, D. R.
Garbage collection has definitively changed, because there is garbage pilling up in various zones of SD. I was so happy when Collado instructed to collect the garbage at night, like every big city in the world would do. Still we have to give Carolina the opportunity to control and riding the horse.
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