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San Pedro Boasts New Sunset Board Walk and Water Taxi Terminal

Residents of the Boca Del Rio Area are upset and disgusted by the messy situation that has been going on in their area. Bags and bags of garbage are being piled up in the shoreline of Boca Del Rio Area and left there for up to three days until the garbage truck picks it up.

According to a concerned resident, the garbage is being brought from north Ambergris Caye and is being dumped along the shoreline in an area where children used to play and swim. The garbage is left there for days and stray dogs and cats tear into the bags and garbage spills into the street and lagoon.

Residents of the area are not only upset for having to smell and see the disgusting garbage in the area, but are extremely concerned of health issues that are arising due to the messy conditions. They claim that more flies are infesting the neighborhood and causing severe allergic reactions to some of the children.

Mayor Danny stated that the San Pedro Town Council will take necessary measures to ensure that this stops and conduct inspections so as to identify who is carrying out these illegal dumping of garbage.

The general public is asked to report any similar incidents such as this one to the San Pedro Town Council so that matters can be dealt with accordingly and in a timely manner. The phone number for the SPTC Office is 226-2198.

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hard to believe know one saw this happening. It obviously was not done one bag at a time.....

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There are one or two boat-based trash-hauling services that bring household trash down from the north.
The usual method is for the boat to meet the trash truck right by the bridge. Not sure if this is the location in the photo ?

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It's a great business. Residents,hotels,resorts and restaurants in the North pay a month to have a guy in a boat pick up their garbage from the end of the dock twice a week.
Your required to have it in a sturdy bag and tied up or he leaves it on your dock. He comes regularly and on time to miles and miles of coastline residents picking up garbage that would otherwise be burned in pits or on the ground behind the lots. The city doesn't offer garbage collection to the Northern parts of the island.
The garbage boat service deposits the trash bags at the rivers edge pictured here and the Town Board picks it up at this point in the Town Boards garbage truck. The Town Board is doing a sloppy job of picking it up and the problem is with them and not the garbage boat. The arrangement has been going on for years.

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