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Charleston County

Charleston County

County Recycling Coordinator: Carolyn Carusos
Location and mailing address: 13 Romney Street., Charleston, SC 29403-3844
Phone: (843) 720-7111
Fax: (843) 720-7115
Website: Charleston County Recycling Website


CURBSIDE COLLECTION:

  • Cans (aluminum, steel)
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bottles and jugs (#1- #7)
  • Glass (brown, green and clear)
  • Paper (office paper, brown paper bags, magazines, mixed paper, newspapers and inserts)
  • Paperboard
  • Telephone books

Areas provided with curbside collection include the City of Charleston, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, James Island, Johns Island, Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston, Sullivan's Island and West Ashley.

Charleston County picks up recyclables at the curb for residents in single-family homes in the more populated areas every other week. Residents of apartments or condos as well as businesses can take recyclables to one of the locations listed below.

Staffed Convenience Centers

HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Sunday, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

SITES COLLECT:

  • Antifreeze
  • Appliances, large (e.g., refrigerators, washers, dryers)
  • Batteries, lead-acid (car, truck, boat)
  • Batteries, Ni-Cd (rechargeable)
  • Cans (aluminum, steel)
  • Cardboard
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs and fluorescent (tube) light bulbs
  • Electronics, household (televisions, computers, computer monitors, printers and other electronic equipment)
  • Glass (brown, green, clear)
  • Hazardous household materials (See a complete list of items accepted.)
  • Paint (oil and latex)
  • Paper (office paper, brown bags, magazines, mixed paper, newspaper and inserts)
  • Paperboard
  • Plastic bottles and jugs (#1 - #7)
  • Scrap metal
  • Telephone books
  • Tires
  • Used motor oil, oil filters and motor oil bottles (Leave caps on.)
  • Yard trimmings

Staffed Convenience Center

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

SITE COLLECTS:

  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries, lead-acid (car, truck, boat)
  • Batteries, Ni-Cd (rechargeable)
  • Cans (aluminum, steel)
  • Cardboard
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs and fluorescent (tube) light bulbs
  • Electronics, household (televisions, computers, computer monitors, printers and other electronic equipment)
  • Glass (brown, green, clear)
  • Hazardous household materials (See a complete list of items accepted.)
  • Paint (oil and latex)
  • Paper (office paper, brown bags, magazines, mixed paper, newspaper and inserts)
  • Paperboard
  • Plastic bottles and jugs (#1 - #7)
  • Scrap metal
  • Telephone books
  • Used motor oil, oil filters and motor oil bottles (Leave caps on.)

Staffed Convenience Center

HOURS: Monday - Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

SITE COLLECTS:

  • Antifreeze
  • Appliances, large (e.g., refrigerators, washers, dryers)
  • Batteries, lead-acid (car, truck boat)
  • Batteries, Ni-Cd (rechargeable)
  • Cans (aluminum, steel)
  • Cardboard
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs and fluorescent (tube) light bulbs
  • Electronics, household (televisions, computers, computer monitors, printers and other electronic equipment)
  • Farmer oil (up to 55 gallons)
  • Glass (brown, green, clear)
  • Hazardous household materials (See a complete list of items accepted.)
  • Oil/gasoline mixtures
  • Paint (oil and latex)
  • Paper (office paper, brown bags, magazines, mixed paper, newspaper and inserts)
  • Paperboard
  • Plastic bottles and jugs (#1 - #7)
  • Scrap metal
  • Telephone books
  • Tires
  • Used motor oil, oil filters and motor oil bottles (Leave caps on.)
  • Yard trimmings

Unstaffed Drop-Off Sites

In addition to the staffed convenience centers listed above, there are more than 40 drop-off sites located throughout the county that accept the following materials:

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

Recycling bins also are distributed at some locations. To see a complete listing of locations and the materials accepted, visit Charleston County's Website.

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Compost for Sale

Vendor: Bees Ferry Landfill
Location: 1344 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston

DETAILS: Compost sold for $10 per ton. Small quantities are loaded by the individual buyer. Large quantities are loaded with landfill equipment.

Keep North Charleston Beautiful

Contact: Carmen Hanlon
Phone: (843) 745-1073
Website: Keep North Charleston Beautiful Website

Staffed Drop-Off Site

HOURS: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

SITE COLLECTS:

  • Batteries
  • Cell phones
  • Digital cameras
  • iPods and other mp3 players
  • GPS devices
  • Laptops
  • Laser ink cartridges
  • Printer ink cartridges

NOTE: Site DOES NOT ACCEPT larger electronics (e.g., computers, televisions, printers, etc.).

Kiawah Island, Town of

Contact: Rusty Lameo
Location and Mailing Address: 21 Beachwalker Drive, Kiawah Island SC 29455
Phone: (843) 768-9166
Fax: (843) 768-4764
Website: Town of Kiawah Island Recycling Web Page

CURBSIDE COLLECTION:

  • Cans (aluminum, steel)
  • Glass (brown, green, clear)
  • Paper (computer paper, brown paper bags, magazines, mixed paper, newspaper and inserts)
  • Plastic bottles and jugs (#1-#7)

Unstaffed Drop-off Sites

  • Street Johnandrsquo;s Fire Station, 33 Sora Rail Road
  • Municipal Center, 21 Beach Walker Drive

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

SITES COLLECT:

  • Cans (aluminum, steel)
  • Cardboard (Please flattened and empty cardboard containers before recycling.)
  • Glass (brown, green, clear)
  • Paper (office paper, brown bags, magazines, mixed paper, newspaper and inserts)
  • Paperboard (e.g., cereal boxes, shoe boxes)
  • Plastic bottles and jugs (#1-#7)
  • Telephone books

Additional Used Motor Oil Collection Sites

Charleston

  • Advance Auto, 937 Folly Road
  • Advance Auto, 2575 Ashley River Road
  • Advance Auto, 1630 Highway 7
  • Advance Auto, 2217 Savannah Highway
  • Auto Zone, 1495 Savannah Highway
  • Auto Zone, 3641 Savannah Highway
  • Pep Boys, 1550 Savannah Highway
  • Walmart Tire and Lube Express Center, 3951 W. Ashley Circle

Hollywood

  • 5303 Highway 165

James Island

  • Auto Zone, 1019 Folly Road

Mt. Pleasant

  • Advance Auto, 1677 Highway 17 N.
  • Walmart Tire and Lube Express Center, 3000 Proprietors Place

North Charleston

  • Advance Auto, 1945 Remount Road
  • Advance Auto, 4894 Ashley Phosphate Road
  • Auto Zone, 3980 Rivers Avenue
  • Auto Zone, 2010 Remount Road
  • Auto Zone, 5365 Dorchester Road
  • Auto Zone, 8385 Patriots Boulevard
  • Charleston Air Force Base, 203 W. Steward Avenue, Bldg. #634
  • Pep Boys, 6240 Rivers Avenue
  • Walmart Tire and Lube Express Center, 4920 Centre Point Drive

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