Residents of the Hipódromo neighborhood face a constant problem involving the accumulation of garbage on their streets. Based on the testimony of the neighbors, there are people rummaging through the trash, looking for materials such as cardboard and plastic to be recycled. However, this practice is not limited to selective collection; These individuals, after checking the containers, do not return the waste as before. The result is a messy scene, with garbage scattered on the streets, which creates not only an aesthetic problem but also an environment prone to health problems.
This irresponsible behavior has further consequences, as the scattered garbage attracts stray dogs, causing the garbage to spread even more. The presence of these animals worsens the situation, because they tend to spread waste in search of food, creating a constant cycle of pollution. In addition, this accumulation of waste not only affects the urban landscape, but also represents a risk to public health, as it can lead to an increase in diseases and an increase in urban pests.
The situation calls for urgent measures to address this problem. Residents, in collaboration with local authorities, can implement awareness programs to educate the community about the importance of proper waste management and the need to recycle responsibly. In addition, there is a need to increase surveillance in affected areas, impose penalties on those who violate waste disposal regulations, and strengthen collection services to ensure proper waste disposal.
Another possible solution is to place more trash cans at strategic points in the neighborhood, to make it easier for residents to properly dispose of their trash. Environmental education should also be a part of the proposed solutions, teaching people about the importance of keeping their environment clean and the negative effects of waste accumulation on the quality of life in the community.