"El Gringo Jalapeño"
Jul 16, 2009, 6:01 PM
Post #3 of 4
¡Hola, amigos costeños!
Re: [raferguson] Trash pick up, littering, and recycling
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Your observations about trash, sewage, etc. are very true. When I can, I seperate our garbage here in Xalapa as much as I can, just began compositing our organics only two weeks ago, so there is less smelly waste and I make less trash runs to the far corner of our street. The aluminum cans are a "tip" to the garbage collectors and we are also trying to keep the PET bottles, etc. so they can be more easily recycled by the guys sifting through everything on the garbage trucks.
Unfortunately very little sewage is treated here in Xalapa, but a very large plant was inaugurated about 3 months ago.
My Rotary Club has installed over 20 drinking fountains with purified water processors in 3 parks and many public schools. At least you can now drink safe and good tasting water which was not available before. When you come to Xalapa, look for the fountains at Parque Juárez and Parque Los Berros.
Well, got to go to a Rotary function for the new president of our club and new District 4190 govenor.
Please join our meeting every Wednesday at 9:30 PM at our Club at Av. Murrillo Vidal esq. Avenida Presidentes.
Roy B. Dudley "El Gringo Jalapeño" See more about Xalapa at www.xalaparoy.com