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Good Life RV: What to do with your RV camping garbage

From the bloggers at Good Life RV.

The great outdoors. There’s nothing else like it. The fresh air, the family time, the freedom and all the fun activities… it’s the good life for sure. But when you’re out camping, one mistake with your garbage could shift the gears on your positive camping experience. Let’s face it. No one wants their campsite turned up by rodents, or, worse yet… no one wants to come face to face with any of the more ferocious four-legged friends of the wilderness. Storing your garbage correctly can help prevent an unexpected encounter (as well as a big campsite mess!)

The garbage man

How you take care of your rubbish depends on where you are camping and what sort of campground you are visiting. Campsites that are more developed will generally have garbage cans that are clearly marked and staff that empties the garbage daily. The bigger the size of the campsite, the higher the frequency of trash collection. Even if your camp choice has garbage pick-up, you’ll still want to follow these easy-to-remember rules.

  • Take any camping garbage to provided bins
  • Ensure the garbage container’s lid is secure after dumping your trash
  • Inform the camp office or any campground staff if garbage bins are full and overflowing
  • Never leave food or garbage unattended overnight

Do you smell that?

If you can smell it, chances are the animals in the woods around your campsite may be able to smell it, too. It’s important to remember that not only food can attract riff-raff to your RV’s spot, but other household items can, also. So, the general rule should be if it has a scent, use some common sense and keep it out of harm’s reach and stashed away properly just like your trash.

To read the full story by Good Life RV, click here.

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