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View Poll Results: Would you turn in people burning trash in the fire pit. (choose one or more)
Tell the host 13 30.23%
Ask a Ranger 11 25.58%
Let them know at the front gate 5 11.63%
Mind your own business 21 48.84%
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:45 AM   #1
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Trash while camping

I always take a trash can and a roll of trash bags when I go. That way I can put my waste in the dumpster at the campground. The last trip out, we had a couple with two kids, that looked like they could barely afford the tent they put up, put a lot of plastic trash in the fire pit to burn. Is this illegal? Some people actually cook in their fire pit, and I would hate to be the person that was next on that site.

Would you tell the host, let the ranger know the next time through, or just let it slide and mind your own business
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I would likely discuss the situation with the person burning the garbage. Perhaps they just don't understand the dangers and ecological damage caused by burning plastics.
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Depends on the trash burning.. it it is just paper products NO PROBLEM... but plastic and food scraps is different...
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Depends on the trash burning.. it it is just paper products NO PROBLEM... but plastic and food scraps is different...
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Depends on the trash burning.. it it is just paper products NO PROBLEM... but plastic and food scraps is different...
(neat poll topic!)

x3 - The smell of burnt plastic as it wafts through the air alone is unpleasant.

Our experiences now.... When anything we personally think is worth discussing with a fellow camper, we share with the ranger/staff. If they think it's worth a warning/educating, they can say something so we don't have issues with our "neighbors" LOL
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No, I seen an the empty bottle of charcoal lighter fluid they used the night before to get their fire started. It was when the 4 year old was running around playing with their hatchet and butcher knife, he was picking stuff up out of the fire pit trying to cut it. The dad took the bottle away and threw it back in the pit. They were younger parents, about 23 or so I would guess.
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We all but decided on the RV.net is to gather up the trash from the fire pit and go to the office and find out who was there last and mail it to them...
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Interesting results on the poll.
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Depends on the trash burning.. it it is just paper products NO PROBLEM... but plastic and food scraps is different...
x4, I throw paper products in the pit but everything else in the trash.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #10
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I have been at campgrounds that tell you to burn your paper trash, and I have been at campgrounds that tell you not to burn any trash. I normally burn paper products. Plastic and food waste go in the dumpster.
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