Woodland Shade Gardening

Woodland shade gardening with a purpose – pleasure, creativity, rainwater collection!

You CAN take it with you!

While rv camping in the beautiful, mountainous  Keowee-Toxaway State Park in far western South Carolina, we learned that this park requires campers to carry their garbage out, with them, when they leave.  Literally.  This is not a joke.  Other state parks have a dumpster and recycling area for this purpose.

Thinking of holding on to our garbage for so many days was enough to send me into a germophobic tailspin.  What about odor?  What about leakage in our camper or tow vehicle?  We use plastic grocery bags for our garbage, and our usual process is to drop the grocery bag of our small amount of garbage into the dumpster as we are leaving the park for a visit to town, or a day trip.

The answer to my dilemma? Dropping each individual grocery bag of garbage into a 13-gallon trash bag.  As each grocery bag filled with garbage, I tied it closed, dropped it into the bottom of a 13-gallon trash bag, tied a knot in the trash bag just above the grocery bag, flipped the remaining part of the trash bag back over the bundle and tied it snuggly.  In summary – 3 layers of plastic and several good knots.

Why am I telling you this in such detail?  Because these stored garbage items look kind of cute!  If any of you like crafting your own decorative items, you might consider a variation on this idea.


But here, just have a look:


Do you think these look like giant Christmas ornaments?

2 comments on “You CAN take it with you!

  1. casjack1
    July 6, 2015

    As pretty and pristine as they look? I am amazed at what is hiding inside! LOL!


  2. casjack1
    July 6, 2015

    Pack it in. Pack it out. (Hiking days.)


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This entry was posted on June 29, 2015 by in My Woodland Garden and tagged .
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