Las comunidades


Oviedo is known as one of the cleanest cities in all of Europe. I have been to many cities in my life and I have never seen one as clean as Oviedo. There are always community workers out and about cleaning the streets and picking up the garbage bins. It is great to live in a city that cares so much about the cleanliness of the surrounding areas for its community members. 

What community need did I learn about?:

I learned about the basic community needs here. Since many people live in apartments in Oviedo, I began to wonder how the streets were so clean and the garbage was picked up. In the apartments in the U.S.A. that I have been to, people take their garbage to a garbage chute somewhere in the apartment building. I wondered if it was the same here in Spain when I arrived, so I began to ask my co-teachers and my friends here how this system works.

Why does the community have this need?:

The community has this need for two reasons. One, most people live in apartments and need a place to send out their garbage and waste they have in their apartments. Two, Asturias is so reliant upon the environment and crops that the cleaner the environment, the better.

Is this need being met? How?:

This need is being met very efficiently. The same thing happens in both the major cities and the more rural towns.