The Maryland Park Service now offers environmentally-friendly trash-free bags in all state parks for visitors use. Composed of bio-plastics which are derived from renewable plants such as corn or tapioca, these bags will decompose in 6 to 10 months -- a much greener alternative to the standard, oil-based plastic bags previously used.
Maryland State Parks remain trash-free, meaning that any materials brought into the park by visitors must also leave with them. As a courtesy, the Maryland Park Service provides bags for visitors to easily store their trash until they reach a recycling or trash receptacle outside of the park. For more information, visit https://www.dnr.maryland.gov/outdooradventures/lnt.html.