Lake Tahoe is known for its natural splendor. Snowy mountains, dense forests, and the clear freshwater lake draw nearly fifteen million tourists a year to this city in northern California. Unfortunately, in recent years, tourism and litter have contributed to a major trash problem in South Lake Tahoe. With the community’s cry to Keep Tahoe Blue among overflowing trash cans and increased pollution, something needed to be done to solve Tahoe’s growing trash problem.
Tourism and Litter in South Lake Tahoe
Every week, the California State Parks employees collect more than 100,000 pounds of trash from their three sites in Tahoe, a 44% increase from two years ago. Not only is that trash expensive – about $400,000 to be exact – it is too much for the city’s trash system to handle. A local nonprofit discovered 5,000 pounds of trash within Lake Donner and Lake Tahoe, all from overflowing trash cans and litter.
New Trash Compactor Installation Solves Problem
To help South Lake Tahoe with its environmental concerns, Bay Area Trash Compactor was able to sell four EC-ecube Labs Clean Cube 240L Receptacles to the city. Although these solar-powered compactors cost several thousand dollars each, Bay Area Trash Compactor was able to negotiate a deal for the city for all four compactors at half price!
Now, instead of blowing into the lake, the cigarette butts, random plastic pieces, food wrappers, food waste, and paper pieces are compacted and contained.
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