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Ashford Avenue in Condado getting new trash bins

The trash cans will have their own waste collection route, which will be managed by municipal Operations and Beautification Department personnel.

By John McPhaul

In order to promote best practices in the management and disposal of solid waste, as well as to meet the needs of residents and businesses in the area, the municipal administration of San Juan has established an independent program of containers throughout Ashford del Condado Avenue.

The trash cans will have their own waste collection route, which will be managed by municipal Department of Operations and Beautification personnel.

San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero Lugo noted that the initiative to install trash cans in the area arose after multiple requests from residents and merchants of Condado on the management of solid waste and the need to reduce the amount of waste that accumulates in the well known avenue.

At a total cost of $32,250, Ashford Avenue will have a total of 50 36-gallon fiberglass containers, which the City Park Company will install. The services of the company were contracted through a service order.

“As everyone knows, Ashford Avenue is one of the busiest [thoroughfares] with the most commercial and residential activity in all of Puerto Rico. Given this context, it is important to promote best practices in solid waste disposal management,” Romero Lugo said. “As a municipal administration, we are committed to providing the tools so that citizens, that is, residents, visitors and tourists, can count on ideal waste disposal facilities. Part of the commitment to the community has been to replace the cardboard trash cans with practical containers that allow better disposal and management of waste. This is why these new containers are being placed in strategic areas to guarantee a better quality of life, the aesthetics of the area and environmental health.”

“This project is the first of many others that we will be establishing in the communities of the Capital City, focused on improving health, adornment and protection of the environment that we promote as an administration for a better quality of life for all, hand in hand with the message of education for everyone to reduce, reuse and recycle the materials they consume and generate,” the mayor said.

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