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Richland County Recycling Programs
Arcadia Lakes, Town of City of Columbia, Sanitation Division Forest Acres, City of Fort Jackson Irmo, Town of
Richland County Richland County Landfill Additional Used Oil Collection Sites County Recycling Coordinator Disclaimer

 

Arcadia Lakes, Town of

Contact: Christine Murphy
Location and mailing address:
6626A Arcadia Woods Road, Columbia, SC 29206 
Phone:
(803) 782-2272
Fax:
(803) 787-3338 

CURBSIDE COLLECTION:

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

 

City of Columbia

Contact: Tiffany Jaspers
Location and mailing address:
2910 Colonial Dr., Columbia, SC 29203 
Phone:
(803) 545-3800
Fax:
(803) 733-8648 
Web: City of Columbia Web Site

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

 

Preorder Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale Set for March 22

Preorder rain barrels for $60 and compost bins for $50. Purchase online today! Deadline for orders is March 8 by 5 p.m. For more information, visit the Keep the Midlands Beautiful Website (or click here to view the event flier). Bins and barrels can be picked up on Saturday, March 22, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Gamecock Bi-Lo parking lot off Devine Street. A limited number of extra bins and barrels will be on hand at the event. There will be a 10 percent increase in price if you buy on the day of the event.

 

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 Recycling

Electronics, household (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 Book Recycling

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

 

Unstaffed Drop-off Sites 

  • 2600 Bull St., behind the Department of Mental Health and DHEC buildings
  • Vista, off Lady St. 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

Contact: Joey Paschal 
Location and mailing address:
5205 Trenholm Rd., Forest Acres, SC 29206 
Phone:
(803) 782-9475
Web site: City of Forest Acres Recycling Web Page

CURBSIDE COLLECTION:

  • Cans (aluminum, steel)
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars (brown, green, clear)
 
  • Paper (magazines, newspaper and inserts)
  • Plastic bottles, jars and jugs (#1-#7)
  • Telephone books

 

Telephone Book Recycling

Telephone books can now be recycled year round in the City of Forest Acres. Residents can recycle their telephone books by simply placing them in their curbside recycling containers. Telephone books also are accepted at the Robert Spring Road Drop-off site listed below. Remember to put them in the recycling container for newspaper.

 

Drop-off Site 

  • 5400 Robert Springs Rd.

HOURS: Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

SITE COLLECTS:

  • Cans (aluminum, steel)
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars (brown, green, clear)
 
  • Paper (magazines, newspaper and inserts)
  • Plastic bottles, jars and jugs (#1-#7)
  • Telephone books

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Fort Jackson

Contact: Ernest Dicks
Location and mailing address:
5671 Lee Rd., Fort Jackson, SC 29207 
Phone:
(803) 751-4208 or (803) 751-1576

Unstaffed Drop-off Site 

  • Building 5671, Lee Rd.

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 St., Irmo, SC 29063
Mailing Address:
PO Box 406, Irmo, SC 29063
Phone:
(803) 781-7050
Fax:
(803) 749-2743
Web: Town of Irmo Recycling Web Page

CURBSIDE COLLECTION:

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

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Richland County

Recycling Coordinator: Shirley Mims
Location and mailing address:
1070 Caughman Rd. North, Columbia, SC 29203
Phone:
(803) 576-2446
Fax:
(803) 576-2495
Web site: Richland County Solid Waste and Recycling

CURBSIDE COLLECTION:

  • Aluminum cans 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., 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 Book Recycling

Telephone books can now be recycled curbside year round in Richland County. Simply take them to any county drop-off site and put them in the recycling container for newspaper. Richland County residents also can recycle telephone books in their curbside recycling containers.

Richland Recycles Day 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. May 16, 2014 State Fairgrounds Only residential items will be accepted. For a complete list of accepted items, please see the event flyer.

Staffed Drop-off Site 

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

HOURS:  Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.(site closes at 5:30 p.m. in Winter); Sunday, 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

SITE COLLECTS:

  • Aluminum cans and pie pans
  • 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)
  • Glass bottles and jars (brown, green, clear)
 
  • 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 (up to five - no rims)
  • Used motor oil and oil filters

 

Staffed Drop-off Site 

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

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

SITE COLLECT:

  • Aluminum cans and pie pans
  • 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 Rd.

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

SITE COLLECTS:

  • Aluminum cans and pie pans
  • Cans (aluminum, steel, aerosol)
  • Cardboard (e.g., shipping and pizza boxes)
  • Cartons (e.g., milk, juice, broth)
  • Farmer oil (up to 55 gallons)
  • 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 

  • Ballentine, Bird Road (behind 1009 Bickley Road)
  • Sonoco Recycling, 1132 Idlewilde Blvd., off Bluff Road

HOURS:  24 hours

SITES COLLECT:

  • Aluminum cans 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., 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  

Contact: Shirley Mims
Location and mailing address:
1070 Caughman Rd. North, Columbia, SC 29203 
Phone:
(803) 576-2446

Staffed Drop-off Site 

  • Landfill, 1070 Caughman Rd. North

HOURS: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

SITE COLLECTS:

  • Aluminum cans and pie pans
  • 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)
  • Glass bottles and jars (brown, green, clear)
 
  • 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 (up to five - no rims)
  • Used motor oil and oil filters

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Additional Used Motor Oil Collection Sites

Ballentine/Irmo

  • Ballentine Fire Department, 10717 Broad River Rd.*  

Blythewood Fire Department

  • 435 Main St.*  

Columbia

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

Eastover

  • Eastover Fire Department, 504 Henry St.*

Gadsden 

  • Fire Department, 122 Community Center Dr.*

Hopkins

  • Fire Department, 1631 Clarkson St.*

Spring Valley

  • Sandhills Fire Department, 130 Sparkleberry Ln.*

Upper Richland

  • Fire Department, SC 215 and County Rd. 38* 

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

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This Web page was last updated on February 18, 2014.