Pattaya proposes new rules to curb Jomtien litter

Photos sent in showing a real need for improvement.
Photos sent in showing a real need for improvement.

A batch of new regulations were proposed to help stem Jomtien’s litter problems.

Deputy Mayor Vichien Pongpanit met Feb. 26 with beach vendors, local business and city departments about the problem of overflowing garbage bins and litter, which continue to mar the environment in Jomtien.

City legal chief Sretapol Boonsawat suggested regulations that require beach chair operators and other vendors to end business by 6:30 p.m. nightly and then collect and bag garbage for collecting between 7-8 p.m.

Beach-area businesses likewise would be required to collect all rubbish in their area and prepare it for collection by 1 a.m. so it can be picked up by Pattaya trash trucks between 1-2 a.m. and 9-10 a.m.

Pattaya sanitation crews would then wash garbage cans and clean streets on Mondays and Thursdays.

The new rules would be enforceable with 2,000 baht fines for those found littering or contributing to overflowing trash bins.

The suggested regulations are to be sent to the city council for approval.