To protect the health and safety of our drivers, Charleston County Environmental Management will be collecting material contained inside your recycling cart ONLY. Do not leave material outside of your cart. Please flatten all cardboard boxes and cut them to size, if necessary. Overflow recyclable material may be dropped off at any one of Charleston County’s many dropsite locations.
The Environmental Management Department manages Charleston County's recycling and solid waste programs. The County's Material Recovery Facility (MRF) is located at 8099 Palmetto Commerce Parkway.
Charleston County Environmental Management provides single stream recycling collection to single-family households, multi-family communities, schools, and 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.
Place the following items listed below in your blue recycling roll cart. Please put items loose in the cart, not in bags or boxes.
Keep the following items out of your recycling cart:
Why are these items not accepted?
Prohibited items will jam and/or damage automated machinery use to sort and bale recyclables.
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.
Note, dropsites are available for use by residents and businesses, but Convenience Centers can accept household recyclables ONLY from commercial businesses. Convenience Centers do not accept commercial yard waste, trash, construction & demolition debris, and hazardous waste materials.
To view a list of convenience centers and dropsite locations, please click here.
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