We are planning a month long trip to the northeast. We are "die-hard" recyclers at home. How do others on the road handle recycling plastic and glass bottles/jars, pop cans, etc.
In the past we have just brought the items home, but now with the class c, we are not sure we will have the room for these items. And, being in unfamiliar areas, we will not be aware of where we can drop these items off.
We ask in the campground office about recycling; sometimes they can tell us where. For example, a couple of years ago, the campground office at the campground in St. Andrews by the Sea in New Brunswick told us about a restaurant that gladly took our recycling. (This spring, we were please to see that New York state had made recycling mandatory.) But, alas, we always come home with some recycling, which we carry in plastic bags in the toad.
We took a 3 week trip to California last summer. We found that a lot of CG's had recycling to some extent. We packed items if there was no recycling, and dropped it where there was. We managed this in a well packed pop-up, just for reference. Enjoy your trip!
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Hi - here in New England many CG's do not have recycling - it varies town-by-town, not so much by state... What we find is if you go to a Federal facility (National Park/Monument, etc), these places have recycling - so we take advantage of it. Otherwise, we haul it around for a while! ST
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Glass, plastic, and aluminum items go in a plastic "kitty litter" bucket, or a simple wally world bag, hanging off the bicycle rack on the rear of the TT. When we see a chance at a CG or rest stop, we sort and drop off. If no such chance arises, we carry it all home. Paper and cardboard items are kept inside the TT until we get home. Too much risk with rain, and there are fewer chances to drop off these items.
Our entire RV-lifestyle, with a dedication to the outdoors and our environment, lends itself well to the recycling concept. It's a shame more CG owners/managers don't promote this practice. IMHO, it would reflect well on their property and management philosophies.
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Almost all of the natl parks I have been to of late have recycle bins installed now.
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We got used to recycling at home and we got to where it didn't feel right to throw the stuff away at camp any more so we take it back home with us (we also get points for recycling at home) Every weekend at the state park where we are set up for the summer, an older couple goes through the dumpsters digging out the cans, so they are doing some recycling for the people that don't!
We have a hard time finding recycling centers too especially in Florida in the winter. Some state parks have bins though and they will let you in for free long enough to use them. Alot of campgrounds won't recycle any more because they wind up having to sort out peoples garbage. Have you noticed that all of the countries that are ahead of us economically believe that recycling is an important thing to do. Japanese teach school children how to really recycle plastic by melting it down. Kind of makes you ashamed of all of the waste in this country. Tom