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Old 03-18-2017, 05:11 PM   #15
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Dont get me going what we have endured in fire pits, melted cans & bottles, spent nitrous cartridges, and last but not least burnt diapers
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Old 03-18-2017, 08:29 PM   #16
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I stayed at an "RV resort" in Florida a few weeks ago where the rule was put your trash in a plastic bag and leave it on your campsite driveway. Within a short time somebody drove by with a golf cart and picked it up. If people took their trash to the dumpster this guy would not have a job.

As for me, I long for the good old days when dumps were dumps and not sanitary landfills. Wayne, I have first hand knowledge diapers don't burn. They only smolder. While we are kind of on the subject in the 70s Airstream had a waste disposal option called a "Thermosan". Basically black tank waste (no such things as grey tanks in them days) was pumped through a hose to the exhaust manifold on the TV, no @#$&, and burnt off driving down the road. Never experienced one in action though. My owners manual also had a chapter on how to dig a hole to put the end of your slinky.
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Just so we're clear: Every tent camper out there will tell you that every RV camper out there is lazy.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:33 PM   #18
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It's simple: People can give pigs a run for their money.
You know, pigs are quite smart. No reason to slander them like that.

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Old 03-18-2017, 09:59 PM   #19
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I am continuously surprised in a bad way, how much trash is left at nearly every campground we go to in Colorado. Me and the kids always go to the empty sites before we leave and fill 1-2 more bags of trash. It's amazing, and I can't figure out why people don't get it.

What's worse is we help with road cleanups, and people still throw trash out of their car window. I nearly get road rage when I see this live.....

I think it is simple disrespect, and selfishness. No one taught these people simple manners...
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:19 PM   #20
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Their not "Lazy" but just "Trashy"...my dog is lazy.

Ever heard the term "Trailer Trash"...that's them!
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:02 PM   #21
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IMHO there are several factors that work togetherto makeup this "perfect storm". Years ago every fast food restaurant had trash cans at the doors AND strategically placed at every driveway and at midpoints if the parking lot was large. now? Only if they are required by law, and the local owner will ALL go to a city council meeting and cry "but they dump stuff from other chains in my cans too" Well duh! So I need to throw out a Wendys cup tomake room for the Starbucks I just bought. Guess whose coffeecup landed in Wendys trash?

lack of public pressure - shame and pride actually DO work (for a little while anyway). So ask your local TV station to do a report on any particularly bad situation.

Campgrounds - How many times have you arrived and checked in - and the staff doesn't tell you where to dump your trash? Holiday Travel in Va Beach actually always offers campers trash bags and picks up trash by the lot post twice daily..... I use the dumpster because the squirrels are the vandals who beat the collection wagon every time. (I report with glee that a pair of bald eagles have recently taken to hunting in the park.)

Oh, and I just put a waste basket IN the truck.... because I don't throw out trash and can turn my whole cab into a rolling trash can in three days.
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:37 PM   #22
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Oregon State Parks are fantastic, but their campgrounds have centrally located dumpsters for trash. Every rest room has little trash can and a big sign that says, "Restroom Trash Only." But the dumpsters, they are are so far away... Yep, all kinds of trash winds up in the restroom trash cans. Ah well. I can move on and enjoy my day or get heartburn over it. I choose the former.
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:42 PM   #23
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Hahaha! Good point. I hereby offer my apology to all the smart pigs our there!
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Great discussion, but extra bonus points to BoldAdventure for the Family Guy Grinds My Gears reference! (Insert sound of Peter Griffin laughing! )
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Yes it is sad to find many of the National Forest and BLM campground areas trashed, mainly because a percentage of folks are slobs. But what irritates me is when I pay $25 to $75(CA) for a maintained State Park campground with rangers, maintenance crews and host/work campers and find the sites unkempt. Burnt garbage in the fire pits, trash around the site and simply not maintained. They are very good at collecting fees but lax in cleaning the grounds.

I like AZ state parks where the hosts rake the area into a feng shui garden!
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It may only be a "Old Hippie" motto but wherever we go with the ZO-mobile, we make sure we leave the land in better condition that the way we found it. If possible we take our trash home with us.
It does not take a lot of effort for everyone to show respect for the land. I just think many were never taught it
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Yes it is sad to find many of the National Forest and BLM campground areas trashed, mainly because a percentage of folks are slobs. But what irritates me is when I pay $25 to $75(CA) for a maintained State Park campground with rangers, maintenance crews and host/work campers and find the sites unkempt. Burnt garbage in the fire pits, trash around the site and simply not maintained. They are very good at collecting fees but lax in cleaning the grounds.

I like AZ state parks where the hosts rake the area into a feng shui garden!


We are fortunate to stay at a local Army COE campground that is treated the same way. Every time we pull in it looks like a crew has been at the site with a fine tooth rake and made it absolutely brand new and lovely! That act alone must inspire guests to be more thoughtful with trash.
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We have stayed at Oregon State Parks for multiple days at the same park and have observed that every time a camper departs there is an attendant cleaning the site within the hour for the next guest.
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