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Last year they reminded me that they normally do not take garden waste (grass and small trimmings in large plastic bags) and this is a large property, so I upped to $500 and they have been taking everything I put out since. Yesterday I caught them outside and handed them an envelope with the same amount and they seemed happy. Good for another year!!!

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4 hours ago, oregontochapala said:

In order to not confuse non-Spanish speakers who might try to translate "basulero", a garbage collector or trash man as we used to call them is a basurero. 

We put $400 in their envelope and we regularly run smaller propinas out throughout the year, along with coco sueros, the favorite among all of our workers.

Sorry I must of just skipped your correction.  😄

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I won't give them much this year as service has been very sporactic and unreliable. We never know what day they are coming. But on hot days I give them cold drinks.

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On 12/16/2021 at 11:33 AM, Yo1 said:

And how is sporadic service their fault?

It is not their fault but their bosses. Hopefully they will put pressure on their bosses if they receive nothing.

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We live in a Mexican neighborhood, I would be embarrassed to give them 800 or 1000 pesos when most of our neighbors give them a 2L bottle of soda.  Sorry but it just feeds a stereotype that I don’t want to foster.  We do give money in the envelope along with a little gift bag of cookies or candies or some kind of treat.  

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9 hours ago, Bisbee Gal said:

Why do you think they would do that, and not just think that you're a cheap-@ss gringo?  

It doesn't matter if they think I am a cheap ###. Garbage pickup is very sporatic in the west end and should not be rewarded. I often give the car washers at Walmart cold drinks. I never use their services but they keep an eye on my vehicle.

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On 12/16/2021 at 11:33 AM, Yo1 said:

And how is sporadic service their fault?

It isn't my fault. Maybe the workers can force collection to work better-like servicing their vehicles so there won't be so many breakdowns. Why tip for bad service? I have paid a lot of taxes in Mexico-I should get some basice servives for that

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