Escalante dumpsters

regehr

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so the other day I posted a question about publicly accessible potable water in the Escalante area and the answers were super useful, so I thought I'd start another quick thread about publicly accessible dumpsters. for example we left camp yesterday morning with some (alas) ant-ridden trash that we didn't really want to carry all the way to SLC.

a nice employee at the Kiva Koffeehouse told us about a couple of these in Boulder:
  • where the Hells Backbone Road hits HW 12 just south of Boulder town
  • in the parking lot for the Anasazi State Park Museum in Boulder town
please feel free to respond with public dumpsters anywhere in southern Utah!!
 

slc_dan

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Fyi. The dumpsters at hwy 12 and the hell's backbone road are NOT FOR PUBLIC USE. Those are the only dumpsters for those that live along the hell's backbone road. We know people that live along that road, and they need that space. Pack it in, pack it out.
 

Rockskipper

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I always thought that the availability of dumpsters was an indication of how dirtbag-friendly a community was. For example, Carbondale, CO is the worst, you can't even throw a small bag away at the City Market gas station. Green River and Price, UT the best, open dumpsters everywhere. Moab, moderately bad - hey, maybe I should write a guide to dumpster friendly places.
 

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I've never looked for one..... If I pack it there..... I pack it home to throw away... Dumpster cost $ for someone
 

Absarokanaut

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Lake many things the broad privatization of sanitation was a really bad move in this country. When you have to directly pay to properly dispose of something some folks just aren't gonna do it. The guts of the entire Interstate Highway System took about a dozen years to complete. A 50 mile update of just the Togwotee Pass area took more than ten years...
 

TheMountainRabbit

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I've never looked for one..... If I pack it there..... I pack it home to throw away... Dumpster cost $ for someone
I do this.
Lake many things the broad privatization of sanitation was a really bad move in this country. When you have to directly pay to properly dispose of something some folks just aren't gonna do it.
But I 100% agree w/ this.
 

Bob Wire

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so the other day I posted a question about publicly accessible potable water in the Escalante area and the answers were super useful, so I thought I'd start another quick thread about publicly accessible dumpsters. for example we left camp yesterday morning with some (alas) ant-ridden trash that we didn't really want to carry all the way to SLC.

a nice employee at the Kiva Koffeehouse told us about a couple of these in Boulder:
  • where the Hells Backbone Road hits HW 12 just south of Boulder town
  • in the parking lot for the Anasazi State Park Museum in Boulder town
please feel free to respond with public dumpsters anywhere in southern Utah!!
There are about 10 of them in town a block off main on S 500W. They are public
 
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