Hunting Island State Park wants you to come out and play...and RECYCLE!

Hunting Island State Park along with many other South Carolina State Parks are updating their recycling containers, signage, and material through a unique partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

With millions of visitors every year who camp, rent cabins and picnic shelters, hike, fish and enjoy other outdoor recreation, state parks are ideal places to promote recycling. In the fiscal year 2017-18, parks recovered 79.46 tons of material.

The updated recycling program with DHEC will focus on aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Visitors will be encouraged to collect additional recyclables and take them home. The update, the first of two steps, will provide new containers at about 30 state parks while the second step will be completed later this year.

Recycling station at Hunting Island State Park. Photo by PickleJuice

Recycling At Hunting Island State Park…

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 next 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.



Source: South Carolina Parks

Photo by PickleJuice