One way visitors can help clean up the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is by ridding the area of aluminum cans.
As part of a parkwide cleanup effort, Glen Canyon Recycle, in partnership with park employees, has the goal of making sure that every single aluminum can brought into the area is picked up, recycled - and turned into cash.Part of the cash will fund Glen Canyon Recycle's litter prevention and collection program, which includes:
- Free can bags, available at boat launch ramps and marinas.
- Special can stations, can cribs and can barrels. Visitors can drop filled can bags into these special receptacles at Bullfrog, Halls Crossing, Hite, Dangling Rope and Wahweap Marinas, as well as launch ramps. Plastic bags can also be recycled there.
- Glen Canyon Recycle personnel, identified by special uniforms. They will answer questions and help tourists dispose of cans.
- Can Cruiser, a special houseboat that will cruise Lake Powell daily so its crew can perform shoreline cleanup.
Visitors can help the cleanup effort by picking up all cans and other litter they find around the lake, at campsites, in parking lots or other areas. Separate the aluminum cans, take them to Glen Canyon Recycle sites at the marinas and properly dispose of the other trash.