Cuenca’s Department of Sanitation (EMAC) has a message for city residents: Follow garbage pick-up rules or pay a fine. According to Andrea Arteaga, EMAC manager, her office has recently issued 80 fines for improper placement or separation of household trash and garbage. Fines range from $10 to $100 for not following city ordinances, with the average being $20. The amount of fines goes up, she says, for repeat offenders. Common offenses including failing to separate recyclable trash and putting garbage out on the wrong day. Arteaga says that garbage collection fines are not high in comparison to those for violations…
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