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#5453567 - 12/02/14 09:15 AM Disposal of lease trash at roadside parks & rest areas
MewshawTX Offline


Registered: 04/29/09
Posts: 2192
Loc: Cherokee County
We just returned from an RV camping trip across Texas. Went from Palestine to Concan to Big Bend NP, then back. A lot of miles. Needless to say with five of us in the truck and three being female we had to make a lot of pit stops.

During this period of travel (some on US-67, US-84, US-90, and I-10), we noticed multiple individuals stopping to drop off their deer lease trash at the roadside parks/rest areas. In almost every case we were stopped, someone would show up in camo, with his 4-wheeler on trailer, ice chests, and hunting apparatus...(yes, I was "profiling") This person would then unload all their trash, filling up one or both cans at the roadside park or rest area. Many times they left empty deer corn sacks full of trash.

It's really none of my business and I'm sure they are taxpayers just like the rest of us.

What do you think about it?
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#5453579 - 12/02/14 09:20 AM Re: Disposal of lease trash at roadside parks & rest areas [Re: MewshawTX]
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"It's really none of my business and I'm sure they are taxpayers just like the rest of us"

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#5453613 - 12/02/14 09:36 AM Re: Disposal of lease trash at roadside parks & rest areas [Re: MewshawTX]
ijohnston Offline


Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1359
Loc: Allen, Tx
I would rather see that than the trash scattered all over our state. I have been guilty of doing this a time or 2 but I typically try to trash it at when I get home.

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#5453658 - 12/02/14 09:55 AM Re: Disposal of lease trash at roadside parks & rest areas [Re: MewshawTX]
Cast Offline
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I would feel guilty for filling all the cans, but I do help pay for those cans and would not hesitate to use them if I needed to dump my trash.
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#5453756 - 12/02/14 10:37 AM Re: Disposal of lease trash at roadside parks & rest areas [Re: MewshawTX]
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Registered: 09/06/08
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Sounds like the cans are outdated and not adequate... let's contract out a dumpster to the lowest bidder please!
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#5453797 - 12/02/14 10:52 AM Re: Disposal of lease trash at roadside parks & rest areas [Re: MewshawTX]
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You have no problem using the trash cans at road sideparks. How about when the cans are full. You leave your trash on the side of the cans. So every varmint can scatter the trash at night. That's the problem
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#5453873 - 12/02/14 11:32 AM Re: Disposal of lease trash at roadside parks & rest areas [Re: MewshawTX]
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I wouldn't leave my trash unless it went in the can.
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#5454056 - 12/02/14 12:58 PM Re: Disposal of lease trash at roadside parks & rest areas [Re: MewshawTX]
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Would it really hurt to continue on home and put the trash with your household trash? Seems like more of a effort to pull over at a rest stop and leave just the trash.
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#5454060 - 12/02/14 12:59 PM Re: Disposal of lease trash at roadside parks & rest areas [Re: MewshawTX]
DUKFVR Offline
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Registered: 11/02/09
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Never figured that one out. If you have it in the truck just take it home. Another thing that gives hunters a bad rap by the general public.

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#5454067 - 12/02/14 01:06 PM Re: Disposal of lease trash at roadside parks & rest areas [Re: Cast]
MewshawTX Offline


Registered: 04/29/09
Posts: 2192
Loc: Cherokee County
Originally Posted By: Cast
I wouldn't leave my trash unless it went in the can.


Thanks. I think that's a good move. I know that when we stop and the cans are overflowing, we just take our trash with us to the next available receptacle.
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#5454700 - 12/02/14 06:25 PM Re: Disposal of lease trash at roadside parks & rest areas [Re: MewshawTX]
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Registered: 07/26/13
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It is surprising to me that many counties or even the state do not put larger receptacles in hunting areas. It is not like the same areas have not had this problem for years. confused2

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#5454939 - 12/02/14 07:52 PM Re: Disposal of lease trash at roadside parks & rest areas [Re: DUKFVR]
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Originally Posted By: DUKFVR
Never figured that one out. If you have it in the truck just take it home. Another thing that gives hunters a bad rap by the general public.


But how do you explain all those beer cans to the little women. You were only gone 2 days. wife

And you took my son... taz

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#5454966 - 12/02/14 08:01 PM Re: Disposal of lease trash at roadside parks & rest areas [Re: Wilhunt]
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Originally Posted By: wilhunt
It is surprising to me that many counties or even the state do not put larger receptacles in hunting areas. It is not like the same areas have not had this problem for years. confused2


There have been some counties that removed some of the roadside parks because of the trash. 3 that I know of in Runnels county, having to have crews go out on an almost daily basis to pick u trash was the reason. One north of Ballinger, one between Ballinger and Rowena and another south of Miles. The inconsiderate slobs drove though town and filled up the road side barrels instead of dumping at the convenience store when the gassed up.

But then a lot of the inconsiderate slobs let their trash blow out before they get to a dump site, we can always tell when hunting season starts, the corn sacks beer boxes, the soft drink boxes etc., are in the bar ditch by our place.
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#5454984 - 12/02/14 08:07 PM Re: Disposal of lease trash at roadside parks & rest areas [Re: dogcatcher]
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They hand out a lot of tickets every year on I20 for people dumping there trash at the rest stops.

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#5455005 - 12/02/14 08:17 PM Re: Disposal of lease trash at roadside parks & rest areas [Re: MewshawTX]
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Feed bags and several bags of lease trash are clearly not what the roadside trash cans are for. Haul your trash off. Or do like the crappy hunters down the road from my place do. Just throw if over the cliff onto my place, I am going to catch them lazy pieces of trash someday. taz
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