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The Crownobles Abroad

Garbage collection in Davao

Trash collection here in Davao is an interesting process. What happens is they come by once or twice a week, on any day but Sunday, at any time from 5am - 10am. They honk their horn as they come down the street and everybody rushes outside to put their trash cans out. They come by, dump it in the truck and you bring it back inside your gate.

We tried leaving the trash can outside the gate and it as quickly stolen. So you're stuck dragging yourself out of bed as early as 5 something.

You've got to feel bad for the trash men though. They have to sort through the trash by hand. You see a lot of things here that make you wish better jobs were available to these people.