About 50 city workers cleaned up the litter-strew roadside near the Navy radio station on Pratamnak Hill.
Sanitation director Suthee Thupnonghee led the Aug. 20 cleanup effort which, residents said, was long overdue. Trash and litter had been piling up for months.
Litter has accumulated despite the fact the city supplies four open trash bins. However, the crush of tourists and residents on Pratamnak Hill has exceeded the supply of proper rubbish bins.
Pattaya municipal officers and over 50 private sector officers help collect trash and waste around the Navy radio station foothills, as it is a popular tourism site and considered a window of Pattaya to the world.
The area, locals said, needs multilingual signs clearly prohibiting littering and trash dumping. More frequent stops by city trash trucks would also prevent the bins from overflowing.