Florida County Rethinks No-Trash-Cans-in-Parks Policy

The St. Lucie County (Fla.) Commission thought it had figured out a way to cope with a drop in both staff and tax revenues: In the fall, the county converted 10 of it 77 parks into "Pack It Out Parks" - a system modeled after successful programs in Seattle and the National Park System that requires park patrons to take their trash home with them upon leaving. St. Lucie County Parks and Recreation manager Guy Medor even suggested visitors begin carrying trash bags with them.

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