Volunteers said the problem began when Monongalia County condensed the committees overseeing the park into one.
There are just two months left in the SC Johnson Green Choices Recycling Challenge.
Fifty communities across the country, including Bridgeport, are competing for a $100,000 grant.
The community with the highest recycling participation will win that money.
Bridgeport currently is in 39th place.
The contest will announce the winner in January.