basureros: them wot spozed to quitar the basura
The day before tourist season officially starts, it appears the basureros have decided not to work.
When they resume, will they pick up all the overflow? Curiously, along the Rambla (beachfront road), the containers have been emptied. The two closest to us were burned to the ground (one for the third time) about a month ago. When I called the Intendencia to inquire, they explained that they were waiting for new, equally flammable (OK, they didn’t say that) containers, so at present had no replacements.
Meanwhile, the usually-diligent beach crew seems to have slacked off as well.
In case you’re curious, the breed of that hunkering creature in the background—who has gone from 10 kg to over 20 kg in less than two months—has finally been established. It’s a rare Oriental Spinkle-Faced Sand Hound.
More about the funky, UV-prone, flammable trash containers:
- A new, modernized trash collection system
- Not the start of a trend, we hope
- Trash containers, over time
- Plastic doesn’t fare well in Uruguay