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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Trash Day in Uruguay

What day do they collect trash in Uruguay? It is a trick question, because they collect trash 3 times a week. Each house has little baskets out front and bags of trash are put there. The design varies (some are even like 55 gallon drum BBQ's) and some just hang the bags on a nail in a tree.

In the beach towns, they use modern trash trucks and make the rounds to pick up the bags. Also, they pick up the larger leaf and lawn bags that the street and sidewalk sweepers leave. In Montevideo, however, you will still see the traditional horse drawn cart around the city on their trash route.

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