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overherebc    4,282
11 minutes ago, huangnon said:

Good. Fly-tipping and burning seems to be a little cottage industry here. Even on housing estates where they have comprehensive rubbish collection and disposal, there is always some douchebag that would rather go and just dump it over the nearest wall. Or set fire to it, and let his neighbours get the benefit of the resulting toxic smoke.

 

Fines are a good idea.

 

It seems a couple of the local police are quite willing to respond to calls from anyone who complains by phone.

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cooked    4,175

We drive into town most days so have the opportunity to (legally) leave our rubbish there, mostly plastic. However neighbours that have no car have little choice, they burn.

Even if we do get a rubbish collection organised in the village as promised, I'm sure that people coming out of the eatery next door will still dump their plastic bags in front of our entrance after walking 5 metres. I have seen school buses stopping so that rubbish can be tossed out into a ditch. This is terrible, getting worse than the UK.

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OJAS    958
17 hours ago, overherebc said:

Also some real dumb expats who for some reason excuse it by saying my wife's family always did it so it's normal. Those are the guys that should be fined 20,000 baht. 10,000 for doing it and 10,000 for being dumb sh-ts.

Fortunately, expats - dumb or otherwise - are very much thin on the ground in my neck of the woods.:smile:

Unfortunately, dogs who regularly keep us awake with their seemingly incessant barking and howling most definitely are not.:annoyed:

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overherebc    4,282

After a few weeks of rain that were relatively smoke free we are now back to drier weather and every day now there is the enchanting smell of burning rubbish and plastic in the air.

😨😨😨😨

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lamecn    90
On 2/20/2017 at 11:29 AM, huangnon said:

Good. Fly-tipping and burning seems to be a little cottage industry here. Even on housing estates where they have comprehensive rubbish collection and disposal, there is always some douchebag that would rather go and just dump it over the nearest wall. Or set fire to it, and let his neighbours get the benefit of the resulting toxic smoke.

 

Fines are a good idea.

Yes, even the official garbage trucks dumps waste they don't want at the roadside.

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natway09    1,036

They burn right here in the middle of Bangkok with impunity 

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flexomike    25
On 2/20/2017 at 3:05 AM, OJAS said:

This certainly used to be an issue in this part of the world (between Ban Phe and Klaeng), but the introduction of a refuse collection service by our amphur a few years ago seems, fortunately, to have generally had the effect of clipping pyromanic wings.

 

Next in line to be threatened with 10,000 THB fines in my view should definitely be those who let their mutts roam free at all hours of the day and night, barking and howling incessantly.

love those blue bins, really helps keeping things clean around here. There still are the lazy ones that still leave it wherever they are

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Jonmarleesco    1,621
On 2/20/2017 at 11:29 AM, huangnon said:

Good. Fly-tipping and burning seems to be a little cottage industry here. Even on housing estates where they have comprehensive rubbish collection and disposal, there is always some douchebag that would rather go and just dump it over the nearest wall. Or set fire to it, and let his neighbours get the benefit of the resulting toxic smoke.

 

Fines are a good idea.

Fine fines most definitely would be. Farcical Thai-style ones - waste of time.

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Eff1n2ret    461

In the Banchang area is there an official site where you can take a bulk load of garden refuse? 

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overherebc    4,282
9 minutes ago, Eff1n2ret said:

In the Banchang area is there an official site where you can take a bulk load of garden refuse? 

I believe there is. Will check with our gardener tomorrow.

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