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Old 07-07-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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I couldn't believe my eyes

Our CG is seasonal and occasional. 700 seasonal sites and 400 occasional sites. I have seen many a holiday w/e come and go with large crowds.
This is the first I've seen here or anywhere I've camped where people pull out and leave their bagged garbage on the site. Rows of campsites left this way.
My guess is one site did it and the neighboring sites followed suit. They were all left at the roadside as if it were set out at home for "garbage day".
The CG had to go around in a pickup and collect all those bags, thrown out chairs, boxes, etc. etc. Hmmmmph! Guess they never heard the saying...Leave only your footprints.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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Only thing I can think of is maybe they are used to staying where trash is picked up curbside from each site. I've been in a few KOA's that do this.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:12 PM   #3
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Our CG is seasonal and occasional. 700 seasonal sites and 400 occasional sites. I have seen many a holiday w/e come and go with large crowds.
This is the first I've seen here or anywhere I've camped where people pull out and leave their bagged garbage on the site. Rows of campsites left this way.
My guess is one site did it and the neighboring sites followed suit. They were all left at the roadside as if it were set out at home for "garbage day".
The CG had to go around in a pickup and collect all those bags, thrown out chairs, boxes, etc. etc. Hmmmmph! Guess they never heard the saying...Leave only your footprints.
Yeah that's a bummer - but it could have been worse. At least the garbage was bagged and left at the roadside along with the other items.

Any idea how this started?
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:13 PM   #4
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Yeah that's a bummer - but it could have been worse. At least the garbage was bagged and left at the roadside along with the other items.

Any idea how this started?
I'm going with Bearcat's guess that some may be accustomed to this service from KOA. Once one or two did it, it probably caught on as "the norm".
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:24 PM   #5
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Or, it may be the way the campground does it. Did you ask at the office? I have been in a couple where they told me to leave it at the end of the drive in the morning and they would drive by and pick it up.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:25 PM   #6
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I asked the girl who was picking up the trash and she said it is not how they do it. Like I said, never saw this before. Must be a presumption from somewhere else and it caught on. Maybe they'll specify in the welcome pack.
Who knows. I was just super surprised. Less so now that I know it is a practice other places. Gives it a reasonable explanation.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:34 PM   #7
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Funny enough, our one-night stop was that way. When I told my daughter to take the garbage out at the next campground the next day, I found it out at the end of the site. I reminded her that it was a one-time thing.

Fortunately no one else picked up on it!
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:47 PM   #8
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KOA Rushmore handed out a yellow trash bag for regular and blue for recycles at check-in and told us to just set it at the end of the site for pick-up. First time I had this happen. Stayed in four other KOA's but did not have trash p/u.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:15 AM   #9
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We were at Mohican last weekend and they had curb side pick up. They came around each night around 7:00 to pick it up.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:32 AM   #10
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ABC campground in Branson, Mo has curbside pick up have it out by 9 am and they pick it up. Not something I am use to. It gives me another reason to walk the dog. But each cg has their own rules and I go by them.
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