Just wondering if the garbage collection had been resolved yet. I know the Roda volunteers have given their time and put a lot of effort in 👏🏻 But wondered what the situation was overall now the season is beginning?
The situation is that the landfill issues are still not resolved and unlikely to be soon as elections are due. However the garbage is nowhere near as bad as last year. There are now over 20 recycling centres around the Island run by volunteers including the one in Roda (on the road behind the Pegasus Hotel) and one in Acharavi. The impact of these is considerable and as the word spreads the more they are used. Meetings have been held with business owners invited to encourage them to sort their rubbish and save for recycling; as they are busy there is a collection service for them.....I guess more businesses will sign up to this once they open fully for the season.
In Roda and most places there are new rubbish bins. These are labelled in greek to indicate recyclables and non-recyclables. It is the green bins that have the recyclables as you can see by pictures on the labels. I don't think there are enough bins but they will suffice if more businesses use the recycling centre and if those who use the bins fold up carboard boxes and crush plastic bottles before putting them in the bins.
Around the Island you still will see the odd overflow of rubbish or some piles on the roadside but in most areas they are being removed slowly. Other places have places where rubbish can be put that is not so evident or visable on the main roads.
I am sure that you will notice a big difference from the situation we had last summer and although the season hasn't really started I don't think it will be anywhere like it was last year.
IN Roda/Sfakera we have had two mornings of cleaning the beach and the roads and they are looking nice and clean as the season starts. The seaweed has yet to be removed but there is not so much as there was last year. On Wednesday there were several people not only sunbathing but also swimming. The road up towards Sfakera has been partially cleared and we plan to finish this on Saturday morning.
janiemou: Are you surviving the rain Kaz?
Jun 12, 2019 16:35:23 GMT 2
kaz: Just about janiemou..its raining now,,grey skies and windy its " s'windy, loved your pics of the sea....not been up on the sea wall since accident, maybe soon,getting around I bit better now............rain just stopped!! strange weather?? take care xx .
Jun 13, 2019 10:30:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope you are both well Jan & Steve and enjoying the Roda sun!!!....the days here have been dry but humid,phew..........not able to get to Roda again this year ( I miss it so much) never mind, one day..take care, love Kaz & Rosie xxx
Jul 15, 2019 16:43:37 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz,I had pretty good weather when on quick trip back to the UK, not been so good since I have been back. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.
Jul 16, 2019 14:36:06 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Janiemou.........as you may have heard, we had a Heat Wave for two days here.....my was it hot?? shouldn't complain though only it hasn't stopped raining to-day...we can't win can we?? Hope you and Steve are keeping well and still enjoying life.........
Jul 27, 2019 16:04:20 GMT 2
kaz: Not able to make Roda again this year.....family holidays in progress!!!So it will be just me n Rosie up on the sea wall!!! take care..love Kaz xx
Jul 27, 2019 16:07:29 GMT 2
janiemou: Oh Kaz, we will miss you, as will Roda.
Jul 27, 2019 17:37:57 GMT 2
kaz: I will miss you to...............one day a?
Aug 3, 2019 13:00:50 GMT 2
kaz: Nice cooling rain here in Kent after 2days of sweltering SUN...shouldn't complain though should I.....I have friends on their way to Roda at the wkend staying at the Afroditi, I expect you will know them..........just wish I could be there with them. Enjoy
Aug 28, 2019 20:34:49 GMT 2
kaz: Just got on my 'puter..thanks for missing me!!...I am there in spirit (always)just wish my BODY was !!!never mind, next year with luck ( before I have to use a walking frame!!!)glad the weather is good for you all....hold on, just want to wipe the tears
Sept 11, 2019 19:50:02 GMT 2
kaz: Now my puter is playing up.......I cant win
Sept 11, 2019 19:53:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope Forum meetings are going well?? I miss them too xxxx
Sept 11, 2019 20:01:03 GMT 2
kaz: Weather in Kent is very hot...........still not as nice as being in Roda!!!
Sept 17, 2019 16:19:06 GMT 2