The Environmental Management Department manages Charleston County's recycling and solid waste programs. The County's material recovery facility, the John L. Jencks Recycling Center, is located downtown at 13 Romney Street. Currently, this facility is transferring recyclable material out of county for processing and sale to remanufacturers.
Charleston County Environmental Management provides single stream recycling collection to single-family households, multi-family communities, schools, and underserved commercial businesses. With single stream recycling, also known as All-In-One Recycling, you can combine paper products, cardboard, plastic bottles & containers, aluminum and glass all together - there is no sorting required, which makes it easier for you to recycle more.
Recycle Right! Place the following items listed below in your blue recycling roll cart. Please put items loose in the cart, not in bags or boxes.
Proper cart placement makes Charleston County's automated collection safer, cleaner, and more efficient.
Before you recycle:
There are many recycling dropsite locations throughout the County. Please note these locations are un-manned. The following items are accepted at a recycling dropsite: all paper, cardboard, plastic bottles & containers, aluminum & steel cans and glass.
To view a list of convenience centers and dropsite locations, please click here.
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