Green Tip #188: Waste Bins on the Trails Clean

I had the opportunity recently to go hiking at a terrific spot that featured many intricate caves. I was pleasantly surprised to see all along the foot paths signs asking visitors not to litter but also the availability of many waste bins. It’s easy to ask people not to litter but then its also a very good idea to give them somewhere other than behindĀ a bush to stash their trash. I think keeping trails clean is of course important for the environment but if you think about it, it’s also good for your pocketbook. If fewer crews have to be hired to keep the grounds clean due to waste bins access, that means more of your tax dollars can be spent o other services like roads, health care and tax reduction.

Given the choice, would you hang onto your garbage if you knew you’d run into some waste bins while hiking?

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2 thoughts on “Green Tip #188: Waste Bins on the Trails Clean

  1. I’d definitely hold onto the trash. We always practice “leave no trace” when out and will do a thorough campsite sweep when we leave to pick up any trash we’ve missed or someone before us did. I can’t stand people who litter.

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