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Trash and Recycling Program from Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico

Recycling in the Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico Area.

Our avid recycling family and friends in Canada have always thought it was criminal that we do not recycle in the Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Area.

Once many years I was able to proudly report that our children were involved in a recycling program at their school and perhaps we would start recycling after the success of that program.

We have had a few false starts with the current trash program here I Ajijic, Lake Chapala but it would now appear that we might be moving ahead

The Chapala municipal government with take the first steps toward implementing community-wide waste separation practices as of June lst.

Door-to-door orientation will commence and, hopefully, all residents and businesses will be complying with the obligatory rule to separate rubbish by October.

There will be three colored-coded categories. Organic matter will be green. Inorganic materials will be blue and sanitary waste orange.

These waste separation practices will go hand in hand with a new garbage collection system which may, of course, vary from area to area.

The basic plan is organic wastes (green) will be picked up Mondays and Thursdays.

Inorganic materials (blue) will be picked up Tuesdays and Fridays and sanitary wastes (orange) Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The garbage trucks will be displaying colored flags to signal the type of material being collected on any give day.

The program will begin with one neighborhood at a time. A team of local promoters will go door to door to explain the plan and deliver a flyer with details of the waste materials belonging to the 3 different categories.

If you think this sounds complicated it is. However, it is high time we in Ajijic,Lake Chapala do our part for the environment. After a few months I am sure everything will be running smoothly and everyone will have a firm grasp of the new trash program. Or not.

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