Before tens of thousands of military personnel and tourists poured into Pattaya for last month’s International Fleet Review, city hall removed all the trash cans from Pattaya Beach. Now that the visitors have left, the city has put them back.
The head-scratching move was fueled by security concerns, but struck many as counterintuitive, given the increase in tourists, foot traffic and garbage. Not to worry, however, city officials said Nov. 22, the rubbish and recycling bins have been restored in time for the highest of high season.
Authorities are urging people to dispose of their trash properly, sorting recyclables from biodegradable waste and putting them in the proper color-coded bins.
Beach vendors also were asked to help in the education effort.