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How do Bocas residents handle garbage?

Bocas town recycles glass, plastic, metal, and aluminum. The rest can be buried in a landfill or burned.


Garbage trucks are driven around town (mostly by volunteers, often by local business owners) to collect recyclables glass, aluminum, and plastics and get them off the island to be sold and processed.


Burning trash allows you to dispose of your waste without relying on the municipal garbage disposal. If you choose to burn some of your trash, you should know how to do so safely. Protect yourself, your property, and your environment by only burning safe materials and keeping your fire under control.

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