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Trash Removal Service

Posted: 02 Apr 2014 18:24
by NolaK
Hi there, Sorry if this was covered in another forum. I promise I looked. Can anyone tell me where I go to register for trash removal service? I live near Suan Lauang.

I have tried to get assistance from some local people who have been very helpful with other projects, and settling in. Unfortunately, the trash issue seems elusive. I need to cowboy up and get it done myself or they may find me buried alive by it at week's end.

Any advice, maps to the door, etc... is much appreciated.

Cheers!

Nola

Re: Trash Removal Service

Posted: 03 Apr 2014 08:15
by buksida
This is a sore point in the area as the local tessabahn doesn't collect trash. Residents just dump it on the road around the govt (OBT) building in protest. The most popular method of disposal is burning it.

You may want to enquire in that building if there is a refuse wagon that comes to your soi, they speak no English though so a Thai will have to do it for you.

Re: Trash Removal Service

Posted: 03 Apr 2014 09:01
by NolaK
Excellent! So if I learn more Thai (with a trashy context) and find something called OTB I can make my first real inquiry. Well, that has to be faster than the people who keep promising to take me to sign up for service and then do not show up. Baby steps.

Thanks,

Nola

Re: Trash Removal Service

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 08:24
by NolaK
Mission accomplished!

All it took was my GPS to get me to a city building, a big happy attitude, my TOT bill with my address in Thai, 3 years of Thai language classes and a photograph of a full trash bag on my front patio to point at while I explained my needs.

Once I mimed my way through the entire situation 4 times, entertaining the whole building’s staff with a Tenglish comedy routine I went home to await my promised arrival of..? (Not really sure what I was promised in hindsight)

That is when my Thai friend stopped over and took me to the right building on the other side of town and we got it done.

You see, nothing to it!

Re: Trash Removal Service

Posted: 09 Apr 2014 08:52
by johnny red
so how is this trash collecting coming along?

Re: Trash Removal Service

Posted: 14 Apr 2014 14:45
by NolaK
I was out of town last week and this week is a holiday wash - so it's going smashingly well. I'll let you know next week if I have achieved garbage nirvana.

Re: Trash Removal Service

Posted: 20 May 2014 06:52
by NolaK
Well after several weeks I am stunned and amazed. My trash is picked up with great regulatory.

Re: Trash Removal Service

Posted: 20 May 2014 08:21
by johnny red
I promise you , you are not near as stunned as every other farang in Bang saphan or thai for that matter. next time I go to a casino I will call you for lucky numbers...chok dee

Re: Trash Removal Service

Posted: 22 May 2014 14:57
by NolaK
No worries, I am sure I jinxed myself by bragging about it.