What can be recycled?
Break down or flatten empty boxes. Please remove and discard Styrofoam, packing
peanuts and plastic wrap before placing cardboard in recycling bin or designated drop area.
Magazines, newspaper, catalogs, white paper, color paper, letters and junk mail. Please bag shredded paper in clear plastic bags.
Keep separated from other metals. Discard in the Aluminum Only containers.
Dry food boxes, e.g. cereal, cake mix, cracker, beer and soda carriers, clean pizza boxes, shoe and shirt boxes. No waxed paperboard, like frozen food and juice boxes.
All plastics #1 through #7. These include soda bottles, detergent, water and shampoo bottles, milk jugs, other plastic food containers and all lids. Bottle lids are recyclable; please remove lids from bottles and place in bin separately.
Recycle glass at designated locations. No plate glass, light bulbs, window glass, trash or other recyclables are allowed in glass bins.
What can’t be recycled
- Plastic wrap
- Paper plates
- Thermal paper
- Ziploc bags
- Sandwich bags
- Plastic sleeves
- Facial and toilet tissue
- Waxed paperboard
Why recycling matters to today’s leaders
Local programs are the backbone of recycling in South Carolina. While the environmental benefits of recycling are well recognized, what is less known is that recycling is an economic success story.
By turning waste into valuable raw materials, recycling creates jobs throughout the process and adds significantly to the state’s and the nation’s economy.
A green, clean community is a great place to live, work, acquire an education and conduct business.
Recycling is good for the environment, the economy and South Carolina. By making a commitment to do our part in recycling, we are preserving the environment for tomorrow’s leaders.