I think most foreigners wish more dumpsters were used, but in a poor country it is simply not possible (the trash trucks don’t have the proper equipment to lift and sometimes the people steal them to strap down).
However, the trash pick up in Ecuador works similar to that of the US and is reliable.
In the cities, every other day (it seems) people place their trash on the street corners, which is then collected late at night.
On the coast, even in the smaller towns, there is a trash pick up service that passes by once a week.
There are no fees in Ecuador specifically associated with this service.
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