So much for respecting the environment. Some Toronto parks and beaches are looking more like landfills rather than recreational spaces as people begin to reclaim space in the warm weather. The public has been littering all over the place.\nAs the 6ix begins to feel the summer heat take full control, more and more people are heading outdoors to bask in the sunshine and make the most of their days.\nWith loosened restrictions and Toronto reopening about 850 parks and recreational areas in the city, the public has been taking advantage.\nBut as people begin to gather again outdoors, it seems like they also forgot about the existence of trash cans. At least, it looks like that as images of garbage being thrown all over the ground continue to surface.\nThe chaotic scenes at Trinity Bellwoods hit the headlines this week after flocks of crowds swarmed on the space despite the social distancing measures still in place.\nToronto Police Officer Kyriakos Papadopoulos shared a video onto Twitter while he was at Scarborough's Rouge Beach on Wednesday, May 27 and he was not impressed with what he saw.\n"This is disgraceful. I know we've all had fun by beaches but we always cleaned up after ourselves. Not leave potential hazards for children to hurt themselves. Plus the environmental impact. Disappointed Clean up your litter," he wrote.\nThis is disgraceful. I know we've all had fun by beaches but we always cleaned up after ourselves. Not leave potential hazards for children to hurt themselves. Plus the environmental impact. Disappointed Clean up your litter. #RougeBeach #PappysTips #DontLitter #Scarborough pic.twitter.com/v3h0KfLs0B— PCPapadopoulos (@PCPappy) May 27, 2020\n@fordnation Something NEEDS 2 b done 4 all the IDIOTS who did this to these areas. Completely disrespectful & inconsiderate. These areas belong to us all. They wouldn't like it if people dumped trash on their property. Consequences need 2 b put in place. #Toronto #Scarborough pic.twitter.com/BiAyiKooTY— CanadianRose (@CanadianRose) May 27, 2020\nA significant amount of trash can be seen just in one small section of the beach during the brief video.\nFrom that footage, at least, it appears Torontonians still haven't been too concerned with keeping areas clean in recent days.\nJust me, two garbage trucks, two essential workers and lots of litter in Trinity Bellwoods park at 6:00 a.m. this morning. #trinitybellwoodspark pic.twitter.com/VyU6tUQ6ZI— Peoplescape (@Peoplescape1) May 24, 2020\nThe lockdown protestors at Trinity Bellwood’s Park left piles of trash everywhere for city workers to pick up this morning. Pure class. pic.twitter.com/K8mFOsrVVh— mandahadi (@mandahadi) May 24, 2020\n#Toronto #JohnTory It looks like some people had something to celebrate last night. Pizza boxes, bottles, garbage all the way from Harbourfront centre to Trillium park. What happened to our city? pic.twitter.com/tmX66RWp4T— Ducky Smockton (@LFJTO) May 24, 2020\nThat comes just days after reports that some people who were at Trinity Bellwoods this past weekend treated the area like a giant bathroom and even defecated on people's lawns in some cases.\nThe truth is that Toronto has been experiencing increased trash pileup for some weeks now.\nAt the end of April, 311 Toronto was being overwhelmed with calls about vital PPE being dumped all over the city.\nAnd that issue of piling garbage has been seen across Ontario as people have decided to throw out their trash on to roadsides and away from visible garbage bins.\nAlthough we've been stuck inside for the most part since mid-March, that doesn't mean we should forget how to be environmentally conscious.