Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#516350 - 07/31/16 10:51 PM Roadside garbage
Latt Offline
My wife and I spent an awesome week on AC in July. We stayed just north of the bridge.

We noticed a large volume of roadside garbage ( plastic bottles, paper wrappings, discarded palms, etc.)

It is very unsightly and if it were addressed and removed it would make the north road much more pleasurable.

Just my two cents.

Edited by Latt (07/31/16 10:51 PM)

#516361 - 08/01/16 09:06 AM Re: Roadside garbage [Re: Latt]
Nick Barton Offline
Thks Latt! Every first Friday of the month a 15-25 group of North side residents and employees of Gran Caribe do a trash pick up morning all along the road and beach north of the bridge - often as far as White Sands Cove resort. This team picks up a lot of rubbish each time and we are hoping that gradually tourists and locals will learn to appreciate it when the route is clean and stop throwing their trash off their golf carts (yes tourists do it too!). Clearly, as you saw, we still have some way to go in achieving this objective! Nevertheless it is making a difference!

#516371 - 08/01/16 11:42 AM Re: Roadside garbage [Re: Nick Barton]
Latt Offline
This is fantastic. If I were there my wife and I would assist in this effort. We love AC and want to see it kept beautiful!

#516445 - 08/02/16 05:11 PM Re: Roadside garbage [Re: Latt]
Noelle Offline
I'm involved in trash pickup on Caye Caulker and just as an FYI anyone can pick up trash any time! You do not have to wait for a coordinated effort! Just grab a bag and go....

#516452 - 08/03/16 05:45 AM Re: Roadside garbage [Re: Noelle]
Diane Campbell Offline
Originally Posted By Noelle
I'm involved in trash pickup on Caye Caulker and just as an FYI anyone can pick up trash any time! You do not have to wait for a coordinated effort! Just grab a bag and go....

AGREE with Noelle! sometimes it takes more time to "organize" than to just go out and do it. if each of us picked up one small bad from wherever every day, there would be little or no trash anywhere

#516468 - 08/03/16 09:41 AM Re: Roadside garbage [Re: Latt]
She Sells Sea Shells Offline
Please join us the next time you are in San Pedro!


#516496 - 08/03/16 09:40 PM Re: Roadside garbage [Re: Noelle]
Latt Offline
Originally Posted By Noelle
I'm involved in trash pickup on Caye Caulker and just as an FYI anyone can pick up trash any time! You do not have to wait for a coordinated effort! Just grab a bag and go....

We did! When we saw a stray bottle or styrofoam container we picked it up and put it in our golf cart and disposed of it in nearest receptacle.

#516500 - 08/04/16 12:42 AM Re: Roadside garbage [Re: Latt]
Noelle Offline
Excellent! Thank you!

#516671 - 08/07/16 09:28 PM Re: Roadside garbage [Re: Latt]
Robert Hawkins Offline
It would be nice if everyone took a bag and picked up trash on their own but let's be honest, nobody does that -- OK, almost nobody.

The Tres Cocos First Friday group was born of just such a frustration. It doesn't take a whole lot to organize a neighborhood clean up with e-mails and Facebook. It does take a lot to keep such an endeavor going month after month (Hat tip to Sue Blair who sounds the call for the Tres Cocos group and manages the donated bags, trash sticks and gloves that are parceled out each first Friday.)

As Nick said, we are hoping to lead by example although locals and tourists alike are not exactly climbing aboard the clean-up train. People still throw their trash from moving golf carts -- bar cups, beer bottles, Styrofoam food containers, cigarette boxes, diapers, soda bottles, water bottles, etc.

Grand Caribe has now joined us on First Fridays and they already take enormous pride in the appearance of their own stretch of the road. The Phoenix Resort staff and volunteers clean up the town beach EVERY Saturday morning.

We wonder why other resorts on the island, especially north of the bridge don't get out there and clean up their own neighborhood. Sure their beaches look pristine but don't they know that the concrete/improved road is now their front door?

Hurricane Earl delayed our cleanup by one week this month. We'll be meeting at the Paradise Theater this coming Friday at 9 a.m. We clean the road and beach (maybe not so much this time, because Earl) We all end up at Marbucks/Daydreaming Belize at 11 a.m. where Marlene has iced coffee and cookies and Rose Alcantara provides chilled eucalyptus-scented towels -- hey, I didn't say this was all toil.

I have gone out on my own and picked up trash on the side of the concrete road and frankly it kind of sucks. It is a lot more fun when you are with friends and making new friends. Come try it this Friday!

PS: We also successfully lobbied the town council to put trash barrels along the road, north of the bridge. Now, if we can just get a certain restaurant owners to stop using them for his commercial trash, there might be room in the barrels for all the debris that gets tossed off the carts.....

Edited by Robert Hawkins (08/07/16 09:32 PM)
Edit Reason: fix spelling, added brilliant paragraph.

#516680 - 08/08/16 07:56 AM Re: Roadside garbage [Re: Latt]
Diane Campbell Offline
The organized group clean has excellent results and participants deserve a big thank you.

I live way north of the First Friday program ........ I pick up trash on beach regularly and find it very satisfying. I don't need company to have a sense of pride and I definitely benefit from the exercise. My yard crew picks up trash along the road near my house and my construction crew addresses the road behind our condos leading to the secret beach turnoff. We also regularly travel both north and south along beach and bag plastic.

I agree with Noelle - sometimes it takes more time to organize than it takes to pick stuff up. Just do it!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker

TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 34 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,631 Registered Members
44 Forums
63,687 Topics
461,187 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 02:16 PM

AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.