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S.C. Smart Business Recycling Program Partners

The South Carolina Smart Business Recycling Program is a partnership of DHEC’s Small Business Environmental Assistance Program and Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling as well as various local governments that offer collection services and technical assistance to businesses around the state.

The following partnerships with South Carolina local governments represent a spectrum of services from collection to certification. Consider these resources when establishing a waste reduction and recycling program. These partnerships enable business and industry to learn from others as well as receive local guidance and benefits for reducing the amount of material going to the landfill.

The chart below includes a list of local government programs that offer recycling to businesses. Contact information for these programs can be found on their county recycling page. You also can access contact information by clicking on the individual county or city names in the chart below.

Local Government Summary
Anderson County
Businesses can use Anderson County drop-off sites for recycling. Large amounts of recycling can be taken to the sorting facility. 
Berkeley County
The county will conduct Business Recycling Assessments upon request. The Town of Moncks Corner has a contract with Republic Services for roll carts for all of their small businesses. In addition, businesses can use the recycling drop-off sites. 
Charleston, City of
Charleston businesses can participate in the city’s Green Business Challenge (GBC). The goals of Charleston’s voluntary GBC are to improve the performance of commercial and institutional buildings and their operations through reducing energy consumption, water consumption, and waste.
Charleston County
There are several ways businesses can recycle in Charleston County based on their needs – including using a residential pick-up route, convenience centers and drop-off site locations or a private recycling hauling service. 
Chester County
Small businesses in Chester County can use the recycling drop-off sites. 
Clarendon County
In Clarendon County, cardboard trailers are available for businesses or you can put your cardboard in a trailer located near your business.  Additionally, you can use the drop-off sites for other materials. 
Columbia, City of
The City of Columbia has implemented a commercial recycling program that collects recyclables in bulk from businesses in the city limits and also includes an office paper collection program. 
Dorchester County
Dorchester County conducts waste audits and offers suggestions on how to improve recycling at businesses. The county also connects businesses that can use each others, waste or recycled product.
Edgefield,McCormick andSaluda Counties
The Tri-County Solid Waste Authority offers office paper recycling and cardboard recycling with free pickup service. Plastic bottles and aluminum cans can be taken to the drop-off sites. 
Georgetown County
Georgetown County conducts waste audits and offers paper and cardboard recycling for businesses. 
Greater Greenville Sanitation Commission
Recycling is provided to all of the customers within the district at no charge. If you are a business outside the district and receive commercial garbage service, it also is free of charge. If you are outside the district and don’t receive garbage service, there is a small monthly charge for receiving only recycling collection services. Bins, roll carts or recycling dumpsters are provided depending on whether you are a large or small business.
Greenville, City of
Businesses can use recycling drop-off sites.
Greenville County
Greenville County educates businesses on recycling.
Greenwood County
The county accepts recyclable materials from citizens and businesses within Greenwood County. Businesses also are able to use the drop-off sites. 
Hampton County
Hampton County recycles white paper, books, magazines and cardboard from businesses. 
Horry County
The Horry County Solid Waste Authority offers office paper, cardboard and commingled recycling for businesses.  In addtion, the county conducts free waste audits.
Laurens County
Laurens County businesses can use the drop-off sites for recycling. 
Lexington County
Lexington County offers a “green” business certification program to any workplace, organization, business, non-profit, office, school or congregation in the county. The goal is to encourage businesses to be outstanding stewards of the environment. Businesses are encouraged to conserve natural resources by reducing waste and recycling, saving energy, conserving water and improving air quality. 
Lyman, Town of
Businesses in the Town of Lyman can use the recycling drop-off site.
Myrtle Beach, City of
Businesses in the City of Myrtle Beach -- with small amounts of recyclables -- can recycle using the curbside recycling program. If a business has a large amount of material to recycle, they will be referred to the Horry County Solid Waste Authority. 
Newberry County
Newberry County businesses can use the recycling drop-off sites. 
Richland County
In Richland County, businesses can participate in its curbside recycling program. 
Rock Hill, City of
The City of Rock Hill offers corrugated cardboard, paper and commingled recycling services at no charge with the city's garbage service. Corrugated cardboard recycling service also is available for $60 a month for businesses with private garbage collection.
Simpsonville, City of
Simpsonville offers recycling to downtown businesses. Material is collected by a curbside recycling truck. Businesses that participate follow the same procedure as homeowners. 
Sumter, City of
The City of Sumter offers free cardboard and office paper recycling to businesses that currently have the refuse service. If a business does not have the refuse service, they can recycle cardboard and office paper for a small fee.
Union County
Union County businesses can use the recycling drop-off sites. 
York County
Business and industry in York County can deliver clean recyclables to the York County Separation Center in the City of York, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. York County Solid Waste Collection & Recycling can assist in identifying markets for large loads of items and link businesses directly to vendors. York County, the City of Rock Hill, Winthrop University, York Technical College and many others partner to host a Green Business Conference each year to address sustainability, waste reduction, recycling, and many other topics to help green your business. More information about this conference is available.

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