OAKLAND (KRON) — Lake Merritt is meant for the enjoyment of all, but a few litterbugs are ruining the picturesque scenery with trash.  According to Waste Management officials, 30-40 cubic yards of trash picked up at the Lake each weekend by gardeners.

That’s an estimated $200,000 worth of trash pick up a year just for the weekend cleanup.

To report a problem, please visit www.oaklandpw.com

Lake Merritt Staff would like to share a few key reminders:Key Messages- redub

Use it. Don’t abuse it.

Don’t be a litterbug.

Do the right thing.

Be conscientious.

Show others how it’s done!

Love your Lake.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Keep Oakland Clean & beautiful.

Do your part.

Pack it in. Pack it out.

Come and play And take your trash away.

Take a picnic spot selfie – before and after!