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5 Steps You Can Take

Ice is no place for your garbage and waste. Legally contain and dispose of it.

To help stop litter and human waste from spoiling our lakes, rivers and shorelines:

Make a plan for trash and waste removal before you hit the ice.

Whether you access the ice from a public or private entrance, plan to take off of the ice what you take on to it. Many access points and resorts offer garbage collection services. If your site doesn't, make a plan to transport it home for disposal.

Use colored garbage bags.

In snowy conditions, white trash bags can be difficult to see. Brightly colored bags or black bags are easier to spot making it less likely trash will inadvertently be left behind.

Do not place garbage and waste on or under the ice.

It's the law.

Make sure your garbage is secure before departing.

This will help prevent it from blowing out of truck beds and off trailers and sleds.

Remove all materials when moving a fish house.

This includes wood blocking, insulation and other items.

It takes all of us working together to Keep It Clean! Thank you for doing your part to ensure the health of our lakes, rivers, fisheries and watershed areas.