Pattaya, trash activists inspect ad-hoc Jomtien dump

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Pattaya regulatory officers and a group of internet garbage activists inspect a privately owned lot in Jomtien Beach repeatedly used as an illegal dump.
Pattaya regulatory officers and a group of internet garbage activists inspect a privately owned lot in Jomtien Beach repeatedly used as an illegal dump.

Pattaya regulatory officers and a group of internet garbage activists inspected a privately owned lot in Jomtien Beach repeatedly used as an illegal dump.

Pol. Petty Officer 1st Class Somchai Inruang joined Supada Wongsim and Kitatipat Kuawijit, the operators of the Rubbish Communication Facebook page, at the unfenced Jomtien Second Road plot Sept. 6. They found garbage strew around an open pond and near the roadside.

Somchai said municipal officers routinely patrol the area and occasionally have caught people dumping trash and construction debris on the land, but the problem persists because the land is privately owned and unmanaged.

Supada offered to have her lawyer write a letter to the property owner asking for their cooperation by fencing off the land. She also asked if Pattaya would fund the installation of closed-circuit television cameras to catch those dumping there illegally.