Recycling Helps Clean Costa Rica

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Costa Rica Living, Costa Rica Service Providers, FAQ's

Want a  clean Costa Rica?  Recycle!

recycling bins help clean Costa Rica

Our local Municipality has beautiful, brand new garbage trucks. They come to each beach, once a week, and Playas del Coco twice. All developments have a dumpster or trash location where you can put your garbage. Please put it in proper bags so that it does not break open and cause a mess.

Costa Rica is one of the greenest countries on the planet, and yet up until a few years ago, they were seriously lacking in the recycling department.

That is all changing now. Recycling is helping to clean Costa Rica.

https://howlermag.com/ecolones-recycling-costa-rica

Costa Rica is planning to ban all single use plastic by 2021.

https://thecostaricanews.com/2021-costa-rica-will-be-first-country-eliminate-single-use-plastics/

Now, the local grocery stores do not bag your items in plastic. If they have used cardboard boxes, they will send you out the door that way. When you do your shopping, please bring your own reusable bags. They, of course, sell them at the markets as well.

In our great town of Playas del Coco, there is a recycling yard next to the Super Luperon grocery store. Please do your part to clean Costa Rica. Separate all your plastic, aluminum, cardboard and glass and take it to the center. The garbage trucks do NOT separate the recyclables. So, if you put it out with your trash, it will just end up at the landfill. Please help us make Costa Rica the cleanest country on earth.

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