Rochester park leaders: "Pack in, pack out"

Rochester park leaders: "Pack in, pack out" Photo: Kate Ter Haar / Flickr / CC BY 2.0.

Updated: April 15, 2020 10:27 AM
Created: April 15, 2020 08:00 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- Every year, the Rochester Parks and Forestry Division collects about 600 tons of trash from parks and city buildings. 

City leaders are now starting the "pack in, pack out" or "leave no trace" model for waste management. They're asking all park and trail users to take out whatever waste they bring in, including pet waste. 


It's a way to reduce the ongoing staff and funding needed to regularly collect park waste. 

The city will stop picking up garbage at smaller neighborhood parks, but maintain some trash cans at key locations in the park system. 


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