No Litter, Grand Canyon National Park
This makes me crazy.
1. Find a bin: they’re all over the park
2. Open bin
3. Throw trash in
It’s not hard.
When hiking the trails, carry a bag to collect your garbage until you can access a receptacle.
Bring your own reusable bottle instead of throwaway plastic. Water at the park is perfectly safe to drink, and there are many convenient places to top up your supply. If you must bring or buy beverages in disposable containers - water in plastic bottles under 1 gallon aren’t even SOLD at the park - please recycle the empties in the designated bins.
And if you should run across someone else’s mess, as I did here, it only takes a minute to pick it up and dispose of it like the litterbugs who left it should have in the first place.
"The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it. What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children's children, and for all who come after you..."
- President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903
This is an oft-quoted comment on the Grand Canyon.
In order to retain as much as possible of the Canyon's glory, there are some simple rules to follow:
Put your trash in trash cans and your recyclable refuse in the specially marked recycling bins next to the trash cans in the park.
Pack out what you pack in (as well as any litter you encounter).
Do not disturb canyon vegetation or feed the animals. No pets of any kind are allowed below the rim of the Grand Canyon, except for certified seeing-eye and hearing guide dogs.
Avoid disturbing them in any way prehistoric sites or 19th century mining camps.. Defacement of the sites or theft of artifacts carries civil and criminal penalties.
Be conservative in using water (although be sure to drink enough of it!).