Recycling at the Park

Recycling Information

The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control provides an array of information on how to be more earth-friendly. Visit their website to learn more about this and to download some helpful information and tips!

Recycling At a Park

South Carolina’s state parks want you to come out and play!

The parks also want you to come out and recycle.

South Carolina offers recycling opportunities to visitors at each of its 47 state parks and historic sites. The recycling program targets plastic bottles and aluminum cans – look for these containers – but encourages visitors to collect additional recyclables and take them home.

Other green tips for visitors include:
  • Pack your food in reusable containers to minimize package waste.
  • Bring reusable bottles or other refillable containers instead of bottled water. Fill your reusable water bottle at home or a campground source.
  • Bring reusable plates and silverware.

The recycling program is offered in partnership by the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and DHEC.

Visit here for more information about recycling at home or work.

Green Tips for Your Camping Trip

The next time you plan on camping at a SC State Park, check out this list of tips for going green:

  • Save gas by not traveling far.
  • Recycle while camping.
  • Avoid disposable items whenever possible.
  • Leave the campsite and park better than you found it.
  • Use non-lead sinkers when fishing.
  • Don't litter.
  • When washing yourself or dishes, carry water 200-feet away from streams or lakes.
  • Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you found them.