Monday, August 15, 2011


In Miami, trash and garbage collection have become a well oiled machinery with great efficiency. Cities are organized into segments and neighborhoods are assigned two days of the week in which to place their trash and discards out for collection.

Here, on Mondays, every two weeks, in addition to garbage, recycled material are picked up. The truck you see is picking up the dark blue container with its mechanical arms. In a flash, the contents are emptied into the truck's big container and it moves on to the next house. There are definite rules that describe what can and cannot be recycled, and the population is very good to follow these rules, although I am not sure how things work at the triage stations. What do they do if they find illegal items in the bin? A mystery to me!

No comments: