Please help keep the ball rolling that was recently started by the Belize Tourism Industry Association San Pedro Chapter started with the assistance of American Crocodile Education Sanctuary (ACES), Oceana Belize and San Pedro Town Council. Over four-day massive Ambergris Caye clean-up campaign, over 150 volunteers collected more than 900 bags of trash and 744 square yards of garbage. A total of 151 vehicle/truckloads delivering both bagged and loose garbage to the Transfer Station, located south of Ambergris Caye – Source: San Pedro Sun News Paper.
It took an incredible amount of supplies and manpower to do this job and we are nowhere near done making Ambergris Caye Green and Clean. Thank you for supporting our lovely island with a donation, we have secure storage lined up. Please watch the tacogirl Dark Side of Ambergris Caye Directors cut full version to see why this is such a worthwhile cause to support.
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Easy Donation Drop Off Downtown San Pedro
I have arranged for easy drop off at your convenience. 12 Belize Lifestyle Boutique in downtown San Pedro on Tarpon Street is willing to accept donations. Store hours 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Call 670-5272. The shop is a stones throw away from both San Pedro Airports and located in the very purple two-story Linda Plaza above Seaduced by Belize which is listed on Google maps.
Taking out the Trash on Ambergris Caye
One of our biggest issues was flimsy trash bags that ripped and there were nowhere near enough. We kept running out. Here are a few examples I chose but if you know of a good brand or feel like looking for other options please feel free to click any of the links below and comparison shop. Remember to use ACES in the Amazon smile program.
High density, heavy duty black garbage bags with 55 to 60 Gallon capacity. 150 count is $47.49 and they have an extra 5% off coupon happening right now.
High density clear garbage bags with 40 to 45 Gallon capacity. Cost $52.24 and currently extra 5% off coupon is available on this item.
Ampack heavy duty trash bags 55 Gallon 100 Count Black Made in USA. from 100% US Recycled materials. No Calcium Carbonate. Cost $38.88 for 100 bags, 10 coreless rolls of 10 bags each per box.
More Sturdy Gloves Please
Calling in an order or a few1000 of more sturdy gloves. Because if the size of the job, we could not keep up with glove supply. The demand came between new people showing up to help and hazardous material blowouts sending them to the glove graveyard. Here are several options to choose from.
Many of the guys were wearing t-shirts on their heads and or around their mouth and nose area for sun protection and to avoid the stench of years old garbage. After seeing this I decided that the most generic dust sun options are needed. However, if you feel to search and find funky fishing balaclavas and build a stash of those to protect the hard-working trash guys feel free. There are many fun funky fishing neck gaiters and cool looking fishing face masks too. They also come in handy for personal sun protection if you plan to do any tours where you are on the water or our in the sun for a while.
Balaclava UV protection face masks $11.99 for a 3 pack. These full face masks are ideal for sun and stinky air protection. Breathability, absorbency, wicking, durability and abrasion resistance. Can be worn a few ways.
For those who want to help but are not planning a trip or want to donate an item that will not fit on your luggage, stay tuned, a shipping option for larger items needed is being worked out immediately with Belize Freight. It will consist of items such as rakes, pitchforks and trash grabbers as well as bulk size options for a couple of the items listed above.
Battery Recycling in Belize
I purchased an item because it was clear to me that there needed some sort of battery recycling in Belize. After putting out a call for dead batteries I found that people had been stockpiling them but never knew what to do with their growing pile. Or the other side of the coin, those that would toss them in the garbage and cringe wishing there was a better option than putting hazardous materials into the ground.
Please consider donating a container to be placed countrywide and help us keep poisonous batteries out of the ground.
5 quarts was the size I bought to place at 3 Ambergris Caye hardware stores, though as you can see from the left side pics for all 3 sizes, this item was so needed as I have already collected over 60 lbs of batteries since January 2018. These batteries will get properly packaged then barged to the mainland, put in a blue barrel, get concreted and then be placed in a hazardous waste cell at Mile 24 on the mainland.
5-quart battery recycling container
â€¢ Compact design ideal for office or counter-top placement.
â€¢ Decals help to encourage users.
â€¢ Removable screw top for easy access with strong, comfortable, top and bottom handles make for easy carrying and removal.
â€¢ Clear, thick, long lasting polycarbonate body.
â€¢ Funnel opening keeps hazardous materials contained with less potential for spillage should it accidentally get knocked over.
â€¢ Cushioned inside rubber base protects the contents and reduces dropping noise.
â€¢ This mid-size model works for many places without taking up too much space.
â€¢ Well, designed top and bottom handles for transport and screw top for easy contents removal.
â€¢ The with sturdy polycarbonate body is transparent for battery display.
â€¢ The funnel-shaped opening keeps batteries contained should it accidentally be knocked over.
â€¢ Cushioned rubber internal base helps contain hazards and reduces noise by softening the battery landing.
I took the plunge and moved to San Pedro Town on the Island of Ambergris Caye, off the coast of Belize, Central America. Originally from Canada, I made the life-changing move to escape winter for good (in 2006) after one three week vacation.
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Sparking my desire
3 childhood memories that shaped my desire to move to Belize from a young age.
Sailing in the Virgin Islands, seeing a rainbow out the window of an island hopper as we flew from Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico, Christmas in Hawaii and many trips to Florida.