A new partnership between three Maricopa County departments aims to reduce the amount of trash and litter left behind at the Lake Pleasant Regional Park during busy holidays. The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department, Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), and Maricopa County Waste Resources and Recycling (WRR) Department have teamed up for an Anti-Litter Campaign to ask park-goers to pick-up and throw away their own trash at the county’s most-visited park.
“Lake Pleasant’s beautiful scenery is a source of pride for Maricopa County,” said Clint Hickman, District 4 Supervisor for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. “We want visitors to enjoy the park and its many recreational opportunities, however, through this partnership, we are asking visitors to do their part in keeping the park in pristine condition.”
As part of the partnership, all vehicles entering the park during the Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day holiday periods will receive an orange trash bag from MCDOT’s Adopt a Highway program along with educational information about the impact of littering. WRR will provide additional dumpsters to give recreationists more options for trash disposal.
Approximately 8,000 visitors are expected to enter Lake Pleasant Regional Park during each holiday period.
MCDOT is responsible for the maintenance of Maricopa County park roadways, including Lake Pleasant Regional Park. The MCDOT Adopt a Highway programs encourages residents, groups and organizations to provide volunteer and sponsored litter clean-up services on approved county roadways.
Maricopa County Waste Resources & Recycling provides waste disposal services for unincorporated Maricopa County residents.