Green Spaces Recycling

Colonial Lake

KCB works with the Parks Department to help install recycling bins in City parks. The goal is to reduce the amount of waste & litter generated within City parks, and increase the amount of recycling diverted from landfills. The City of Charleston's Department of Parks maintains and empties the bins within the parks. The materials are taken to Charleston County drop-sites. Keep Charleston Beautiful hopes to see Green Spaces Recycling spread to every City park. Grant funding from Keep America Beautiful and its supporting companies has allowed the instillation of recycling and trash bins in many City parks.

Green Spaces Recycling Locations - (year installed, funding)

  • Hampton Park (2009, Nestle Waters)
  • Marion Square (2009, Nestle Waters North America)
  • Waterfront Park (2009, Nestle Waters)
  • White Point Garden (2009, Nestle Waters)
  • Bayview Soccer Complex (2010, UPS Foundation)
  • Bees Landing Recreation Center (2010, UPS Foundation)
  • Herbert Hassell Pool (2010, UPS Foundation)
  • James Island Recreation Center (2010, UPS Foundation)
  • West Ashley Park (2010, UPS Foundation)
  • Cannon Park (2011, Waste Management)
  • Colonial Lake (2011, Waste Management)
  • Hazel Parker Playground (2011, Waste Management)
  • Governor's Park (2011, City of Charleston)
  • Greenberg Municipal Building (2011, Waste Management & City)
  • Moultrie Playground (2011, Waste Management)
  • Brittlebank Park (2018, KSCB)
  • Chapel Street Park (2018, SCSPA)
  • McMahon Park (2018, SCSPA)
  • Tiedemann Park (2018, KSCB)
  • Martin Park (2019, SCSPA)

You Can Help!

The most important thing you can do is make sure you put the right items in the right place. Before you place something in the recycling bin ask yourself these questions:

  • Is this a glass, metal, or plastic container? (If not it belongs in the trashcan.)
  • Is the container empty? (food, liquids, and other materials need to go in the trash)

Here are a few non-recyclable items we find in our recycling bins:

  • Clothes
  • Containers with leftover food
  • Dog waste/Diapers (Dog waste and diapers are a serious contamination problem. When found in the recycling bins, the entire bag is placed in the trash for the safety of the crews who handle the recyclable materials. It only takes one bag of dog litter to turn a whole bag of recycling into trash.)
  • Styrofoam