Department of Parks
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park Adopts Recycling Program
JAMESTOWN, Ky. – Lake Cumberland State Resort Park has implemented a new recycling program with the goal of becoming a “Green Park” effective this month.
Working with park administrators, Russell County officials have placed a roll-off dumpster on park property where county personnel will pick up and sort all recyclable materials park personnel collect. Recycled materials will be neatly separated from the park’s regular trash.
The park’s 146-site campground will receive a recycling bin in the near future, according to Jack Glover, the park’s contact person for recycling. Materials to be recycled include shredded paper, tin cans, aluminum, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, junk mail, newspapers, magazines, milk jugs, bleach jugs and detergent jugs.
For more information, please contact Blackie Meadows at the Russell County Recycling program.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov.