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    Natchez Trace

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Environmental Leadership

A visitor recycling a plastic bottle in a green recycling bin.

Visitors can currently recycle at the Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo, and the Parkway Information Cabin in Ridgeland.

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The National Park Service is taking steps to become leaders in environmental sustainability, and the Natchez Trace Parkway is doing its part. In its day to day operations, the Natchez Trace Parkway has the opportunity and obligation to be environmentally and energy conscious in its selection and use of needed products and services. This helps to demonstrate the National Park Service's commitment to environmental quality by becoming a model consumer of recycled content and environmentally preferable products and services.

Recycling is currently available for staff and visitors at the Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo, Mississippi, and the Parkway Information Cabin, in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Green recycling bins are located near trash cans for visitors to use. The following materials can be recycled in these locations:

  • Paper (office, magazines, newspapers)
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic (coded 1-5)
  • Aluminum

Did You Know?

Meriwether Lewis Monument, Natchez Trace Parkway, Tennessee

Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory when he died on the Natchez Trace in 1809, at Grinder's Stand in Tennessee. A monument was erected in his honor in 1848 and can be seen along the Natchez Trace Parkway today.