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Richland County

Arcadia Lakes, Town of

Contact: Christine Murphy 
Location and Mailing Address:
 6626A Arcadia Woods Road, Columbia, SC 29206  
Phone: (803) 782-4719
Fax: (803) 787-3338

CURBSIDE COLLECTION:

  • Cans (aluminum, steel)
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles, jars and jugs
  • Paper (magazines, newspaper and inserts)
  • Paper board
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Glass
  • Junk mail
  • Office paper

City of Columbia

Contact: Samantha Yager
Location and Mailing Address: 
2910 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203 
Phone:
 (803) 545-3803
Fax: (803) 733-8648 
Website: City of Columbia Website: 

CURBSIDE COLLECTION:

  • Aluminum cans, foil, trays and pie pans
  • Cans (aluminum, steel, aerosol)
  • Cardboard (e.g., shipping and pizza boxes)
  • Cartons (e.g., milk, juice, broth)
  • Glass bottles and jars (brown, green, clear)
  • Paper (e.g., magazines, newspaper and inserts, office paper, unwanted mail, paper bags, greeting cards, envelopes)
  • Paperboard (e.g., cereal boxes, shoe boxes)
  • Plastic bottles, jars, jugs and other containers (e.g., beverage bottles, yogurt containers, butter tubs, frozen dinner trays)
  • Telephone books

Cooking Oil

Cooking oil (cooking oil, fats and greases) is accepted - from households ONLY - at the Public Works facility at 2910 Colonial Drive. The facility is open from 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Please note that cooking oil containers are not accepted for recycling at this site. Please call (803) 545-3780 for more information.

Electronics

Electronics, household equipment (televisions, computers, computer monitors, printers and other electronic equipment) and ALL fluorescent bulbs - from City of Columbia residents ONLY - can be recycled at the Public Works facility at 2910 Colonial Drive. Items can be dropped off between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Please call (803) 545-3780 for more information.

Telephone Books 

City of Columbia residents can recycle their telephone books year round by simply placing them in their curbside recycling containers. They can also recycle telephone books at both of the drop-sites listed below.

Unstaffed Drop-Off Sites 

  • Vista, off Lady Street behind M Vista (corner of Washington and Wayne Streets)

NOTE: All material is taken commingled at Drop-Off sites as well.

HOURS: 24 hours

SITES COLLECT:

  • Aluminum cans, foil, trays and pie pans
  • Cans (aluminum, steel, aerosol)
  • Cardboard (e.g., shipping and pizza boxes)
  • Cartons (e.g., milk, juice, broth)
  • Glass bottles and jars (brown, green, clear)
  • Paper (e.g., magazines, newspaper and inserts, office paper, unwanted mail, paper bags, greeting cards, envelopes)
  • Paperboard (e.g., cereal boxes, shoe boxes)
  • Plastic bottles, jars, jugs and other containers (e.g., beverage bottles, yogurt containers, butter tubs, frozen dinner trays)
  • Telephone books

Compost for Sale 

This compost is made of yard trimmings from City of Columbia residents.

LOCATION: Humane Lane 

HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

DETAILS: Compost costs $25 per cubic yard.

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Forest Acres, City of

The City of Forest Acres collects garbage, recycling and yard debris once a week at each residence.

On the morning of your weekly garbage collection, your cart must be at the curb by 7:00 AM. Please remove your cart from the curb by 8:00 PM of your collection day. Garbage must be placed in roll carts.  Recyclable materials must be placed in recycling bins for pickup, but should not be bagged. 

Garbage

What to Throw Away

Your roll cart is for disposing of regular household garbage. Please place bagged household garbage in your roll cart. Bag and tie so garbage won’t fly! Plastic shopping bags are good to use as garbage bags and you can use the handles as ties. Pet owners: please seal animal waste and cat litter in plastic bags before placing in roll cart. Please do not use your cart for yard waste, recycling, hot ashes, flammable liquids, chemicals, motor oil, hazardous waste or construction debris.

Contact: Joey Paschal 
5205 Trenholm Road, Forest Acres, SC 29206 
Phone:
 (803) 782-4719
Website: City of Forest Acres Recycling Web Page 

CURBSIDE COLLECTION:

Each resident is provided with one recycling bin by the city.

  • Plastic containers (i.e. milk jugs, soda bottles, plastic bottles, jugs, and jars with recycling codes #1 – 7)**
  • Glass: clear, green and brown beverage and food containers (must be clean to be accepted)
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Paperboard- flattened (cereal and shoe boxes)
  • Cardboard- flattened (shipping and pizza boxes)
  • Aluminum and tin (i.e. soda, vegetable and aerosol cans)
  • Telephone books 
  • ** containers contaminated with food may result in rejection of the entire bin of recyclables

Unacceptable items for curbside recycling:

  • Egg cartons, Plastic bags, Styrofoam of any kind
  • Light bulbs, Dishes, or Window pane glass

Public Works facility at the corner of Covenant Rd. and Robert Springs Rd. This facility ONLY accepts the following items:

  • Plastic containers (i.e. milk jugs, soda bottles, plastic bottles, jugs, and jars with recycling codes #1 – 7
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Paperboard- flattened (cereal and shoe boxes)
  • Cardboard- flattened (shipping and pizza boxes)
  • Aluminum and tin (i.e. soda, vegetable and aerosol cans)
  • Telephone books

The following items are not collected by the City of Forest Acres, but may be disposed of at Richland County facilities listed below:

  • Gear oil
  • Fuel oil
  • Heating oil
  • Kerosene
  • Hydraulic oil
  • Diesel fuel
  • Automatic transmission oil
  • Motor oil
  • Cooking oil 
  • Oil and gas mixture 
  • Antifreeze
  • Tires
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Paint
  • Propane tanks
  • Helium tanks

Richland County Public Works Facility
400 Powell Road
Columbia, SC 29203
Telephone (803) 576-2400
Hours: 7AM to 6PM

Lower Richland Drop-Off Site
10531 Garners Ferry Road
Eastover, SC 29044
Telephone (803) 776-2324
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8:00 AM until 5:30 PM
Sunday 12:30 PM until 5:30 PM

Hours are subject to change. Contact Richland County at 803-929-6000 for hours of operation.

Yard Debris
Residential yard debris such as leaves, pine straw, grass clippings, trimmings from shrubs, and trees may be bagged or placed at the roadside in loose piles. Tree limbs must not exceed six feet in length or eight inches in diameter.

By city ordinance, Forest Acres DOES NOT remove debris generated by commercial tree cutters, tree surgeons, or landscapers or construction debris generated by remodeling or repairs. The contractor or resident is responsible for disposal at an approved county landfill.

Burning of any yard debris is prohibited in the city limits.

Appliances/Electronics
Household appliances and electronics are collected each Friday by residents requesting a pick up no later than the preceding Thursday.

Recyclable household electronics:

  • Computers and computer accessories (keyboards, monitors, printers, scanners, consoles)
  • Televisions 40” or smaller,  no consoles TVs
  • VCRs, DVD players
  • Power tools, radios, fax machines
  • Other small appliances: microwave ovens, telephones (land and cell), pagers and answering machines

Recyclable appliances:

  • Scrap metal, stoves, refrigerators (if doors have been removed)
  • Washers and dryers
  • Bicycles, metal door frames, metal chairs, metal shelves, metal file cabinets
  • Lawn mowers (must be free of gas and oil)

Appliances and electronics may also be taken directly to:

Richland County C&D Landfill
1070 Caughman Road North
Columbia, SC 29203
Telephone (803) 576-2390
Operational Hours: Monday through Friday 7:00 AM until 4:30 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM until 12:30 PM

 

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Fort Jackson

Contact: Ernest Dicks
 5671 Lee Road, Fort Jackson, SC 29207 
Phone:
 (803) 751-4208 or (803) 751-1576

Unstaffed Drop-Off Site 

  • Building 5671, Lee Road

HOURS: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

SITE COLLECTS:

  • Cans (aluminum, steel)
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars (green, brown, clear)
  • Pallets (standard size 40" X 48" only)
  • Paper (colored paper, magazines, newspaper and inserts, mixed office paper)
  • Plastic bottles, jars and jugs (#1-#7)
  • Scrap metal
  • Telephone books

 

Irmo, Town of

Contact: Whitt Cline
Location: 
7300 Woodrow Street, Irmo, SC 29063 
Mailing Address:
 PO Box 406, Irmo, SC 29063 
Phone:
 (803) 781-7050
Fax:
 (803) 749-2743
Website: Town of Irmo Recycling Web Page 

CURBSIDE COLLECTION:

  • Cans (aluminum, steel)
  • Cardboard
  • Paper (magazines, newspaper and inserts)
  • Plastic bottles, jars and jugs

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Richland County

Recycling Coordinator: Shirley Martin 
 1070 Caughman Road North, Columbia, SC 29203
Phone:
 (803) 576-2446
Fax:
 (803) 576-2495
Website: Richland County Solid Waste and Recycling

CURBSIDE COLLECTION:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Cans (aluminum, steel, aerosol)
  • Cardboard (e.g., shipping and pizza boxes)
  • Cartons (e.g., milk, juice, broth)
  • Glass bottles and jars (brown, green, clear)
  • Paper (e.g., catalogs, magazines, newspaper and inserts, office paper, unwanted mail, paper bags, envelopes)
  • Paperboard (e.g., cereal boxes, shoe boxes)
  • Plastic bottles, jars, jugs and other containers (e.g., beverage bottles, yogurt containers, butter tubs, frozen dinner trays)
  • Telephone books

 Telephone Books

Richland County residents can recycle telephone books year round by taking them to any county Drop-Off site and putting them in the recycling container for newspaper. Or they can simply recycle telephone books in their curbside recycling containers.

Staffed Drop-Off Site

  • Lower Richland, 10531 Garners Ferry Road, just south of Mr. Bunky’s Convenience Store on Highway 76/378 - Phone: (803) 776-2324

HOURS:  Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. -5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

SITE COLLECTS:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Appliances, large (e.g., refrigerators, washers, dryers)
  • Batteries, lead-acid (car, truck, boat)
  • Cans (aluminum, steel, aerosol)
  • Cardboard (e.g., shipping and pizza boxes)
  • Cartons (e.g., milk, juice, broth)
  • Cooking oil
  • Electronics, household (televisions, computers, computer monitors, printers and other electronic equipment)
  • Farmer oil (up to 55 gallons)
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Glass bottles and jars (brown, green, clear)
  • Latex Paint
  • Oil/gasoline mixtures
  • Paper (e.g., catalogs, magazines, newspaper and inserts, office paper, unwanted mail, paper bags, envelopes)
  • Paperboard (e.g., cereal boxes, shoe boxes)
  • Plastic bottles, jars, jugs and other containers (e.g., beverage bottles, yogurt containers, butter tubs, frozen dinner trays)
  • Telephone books
  • Tires
  • Used motor oil and oil filters

Unstaffed Drop-Off Site 

  • Clemson's Sandhills Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road

HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

SITE COLLECTS:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Cans (aluminum, steel, aerosol)
  • Cardboard (e.g., shipping and pizza boxes)
  • Cartons (e.g., milk, juice, broth)
  • Cooking oil
  • Glass bottles and jars (brown, green, clear)
  • Paper (e.g., catalogs, magazines, newspaper and inserts, office paper, unwanted mail, paper bags, envelopes)
  • Paperboard (e.g., cereal boxes, shoe boxes)
  • Plastic bottles, jars, jugs and other containers (e.g., beverage bottles, yogurt containers, butter tubs, frozen dinner trays)
  • Telephone books

Unstaffed Drop-Off Site 

  • Public Works, 400 Powell Road off Pisgah Church Road

HOURS:  Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

SITE COLLECTS:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Cans (aluminum, steel, aerosol)
  • Cardboard (e.g., shipping and pizza boxes)
  • Cartons (e.g., milk, juice, broth)
  • Farmer oil (up to 55 gallons)
  • Gas/Oil Mixture
  • Glass bottles and jars (brown, green, clear)
  • Paper (e.g., catalogs, magazines, newspaper and inserts, office paper, unwanted mail, paper bags, envelopes)
  • Paperboard (e.g., cereal boxes, shoe boxes)
  • Plastic bottles, jars, jugs and other containers (e.g., beverage bottles, yogurt containers, butter tubs, frozen dinner trays)
  • Telephone books
  • Used motor oil and oil filters

Unstaffed Drop-Off Sites 

  • Sonoco Recycling, 1132 Idlewilde Boulevard, off Bluff Road

HOURS:  24 hours 

SITES COLLECT:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Cans (aluminum, steel, aerosol)
  • Cardboard (e.g., shipping and pizza boxes)
  • Cartons (e.g., milk, juice, broth)
  • Glass bottles and jars (brown, green, clear)
  • Paper (e.g., catalogs, magazines, newspaper and inserts, office paper, unwanted mail, paper bags, envelopes)
  • Paperboard (e.g., cereal boxes, shoe boxes)
  • Plastic bottles, jars, jugs and other containers (e.g., beverage bottles, yogurt containers, butter tubs, frozen dinner trays)
  • Telephone books

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Richland County Landfill  

1070 Caughman Road North, Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 576-2446

Staffed Drop-Off Site

 

HOURS: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

SITE COLLECTS:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Appliances, large (e.g., refrigerators, washers, dryers)
  • Cans (aluminum, steel, aerosol)
  • Cardboard (e.g., shipping and pizza boxes)
  • Cartons (e.g., milk, juice, broth)
  • Cooking oil
  • Electronics, household (televisions, computers, computer monitors, printers and other electronic equipment)
  • Farmer oil (up to 55 gallons)
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Glass bottles and jars (brown, green, clear)
  • Latex Paint
  • Mattress and Box Springs
  • Oil/gasoline mixtures
  • Paper (e.g., catalogs, magazines, newspaper and inserts, office paper, unwanted mail, paper bags, envelopes)
  • Paperboard (e.g., cereal boxes, shoe boxes)
  • Plastic bottles, jars, jugs and other containers (e.g., beverage bottles, yogurt containers, butter tubs, frozen dinner trays)
  • Tires
  • Used motor oil and oil filters

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Additional Used Motor Oil Collection Sites

Ballentine/Irmo

  • Ballentine Fire Department, 10717 Broad River Road*  

Blythewood Fire Department

  • 435 Main Street*

Columbia

  • Advance Auto, 7613 Garners Ferry Road
  • Advance Auto, 7030 Two Notch Road
  • Advance Auto, 3010 Two Notch Road
  • Advance Auto, 4731 Devine Street
  • Advance Auto, 249 Bush River Road
  • Auto Zone, 3108 Two Notch Road
  • Auto Zone, 6121 Street Andrews Road
  • Auto Zone, 9860 Two Notch Road
  • Auto Zone, 255 O'Neil Court
  • Auto Zone, 3601 Main Street
  • Auto Zone, 7710 East Garners Ferry Road
  • Auto Zone, 211 Ricky Lane.
  • Fire Department, 153 Atlas Road* 
  • Pep Boys, 1804 Broad River Road
  • Pep Boys, 2455 Decker Boulevard
  • Walmart Tire and Lube Express Center, 1326 Bush River Road
  • Walmart Tire and Lube Express Center, 5420 Forest Drive
  • Walmart Tire and Lube Express Center, 7520 Garners Ferry Road
  • Walmart Tire and Lube Express Center, 360 Harbison Boulevard
  • Walmart Tire and Lube Express Center, 321 Killian Road
  • Walmart Tire and Lube Express Center, 10060 Two Notch Road

Eastover

  • Eastover Fire Department, 504 Henry Street*

Gadsden 

  • Fire Department, 122 Community Center Drive*

Hopkins

  • Fire Department, 1631 Clarkson Street*

Spring Valley

  • Sandhills Fire Department, 130 Sparkleberry Line*

Upper Richland

  • Fire Department, 300 Camp Ground Road* 

NOTE: Sites marked with an asterisk (*) also accept used oil filters.

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