As many of you are aware, Amigos de Bucerias has had a couple of projects on our plate this year…the building/placing of trash collection bins and glass recycling. Well, the glass recycling has stalled a bit. However, we have made great progress with the trash bins. To date we have placed three of the bins.
Our thanks go out to the Delegado de Bucerias (Tony) for being pro-active in getting the permissions required to place the bins. We also would like to thank those that have sponsored the three bins (the lona’s should be ready this week)…Amigos de Bucerias & Rick Kranefuss (who co-sponsored the first bin) with Wayne & Lisa Elliott (Familia Elliott) and Gloria Benavides (Familia Benavides) sponsoring the second and third bins.
The first bin was placed at the intersection of Verono & Jacarandas You may recognize the wooden bin that we replaced…Girsa was not emptying it completely due to the fact that they would have had to actually reach down in to the bin to empty it. We hope to have overcome that issue with the design we have built (doors that swing out).
The second bin was placed at the intersection of 20 de Novembre & Lucio Blanco.Thanks also to Gustavo for volunteering to assist Wayne and Rick with the cement work. The first bin wasn’t too hard (placed in dirt) but…WOW!!! that second bin was something else…we had to go through the existing sidewalk in order to place the bin in concrete sleeves (don’t want them to grow legs…lol).
The third bin was placed in Colonia Francisco Javier Ovando. Again, we had to break through some concrete to get it placed. Some residents came out to express their gratitude (and brought us cold drinks…which were needed…lol)
The lona’s that are being made will state that the bins are for bags of trash (Bolsas de Basura), give the dates that they are serviced by GIRSA and by whom they are donated.
For information on how to sponsor a Contenedor, or suggestions on placement of future bins, please email: [email protected]
The cost, per bin, is $3500 peso. This includes material (galvanized steel), labor and lona. Get with your friends and neighbors to co-sponsor a bin…let’s try to help keep the trash out of the reach of the animals and off our streets.