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What can I do with collected recyclables?   

Finding a market for the recyclables you collect at work may be the toughest part of starting or expanding a recycling program.

First, check with your local government to see if it’s able to help your organization. And second, below are some links to different market resources.

  • Green Resource Index contains a listing of recyclers (both in and out-of-state) that are sorted by recovered material they accept.
  • The S.C. Department of Commerce’s Recycling Business Directory provides convenient search features allowing users to find outlets for recycling commodities.
  • The S.C. Materials Exchange is a free service that seeks to reduce waste by facilitating the exchange of reusable materials by businesses, non-profit institutions and government. It serves as a "matchmaking service" that provides users access to information on materials available or wanted.
  • The S.C. Green Building Directory (SCGBD) is a resource for those interested in green building in South Carolina. The SCGBD contains information about products and services that support green building practices as well as a listing of recyclers for construction and demolition debris.


For more information, call DHEC's Green Hospitality Program at 1-800-768-7348 or e-mail the program.

This Web page was last updated on March 22, 2013.