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About Recycling in Greenville


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City Recycling Drop-Off Sites

800 E. Stone Ave., Greenville and
514 Rutherford Road, Greenville
Open 7 am-7 pm daily
864-467-8300
What We Recycle

Our Customers

Reminder: Our services are for City of Greenville Solid Waste Customers Only

For those who are not City of Greenville Solid Waste Customers, please contact your waste hauler to inquire as to their services. Other possible service providers are as follows:
Guide to County Recycling Programs
Greater Greenville Sanitation Service District Area
Greenville County Solid Waste Division
City of Mauldin 864-234-3486
City of Simpsonville 864-967-9531
City of Fountain Inn 864-409-3334
City of Travelers Rest 864-834-9020
City of Greer 864-848-2184
Please refer to your telephone directory for private waste haulers

Getting Started

The City of Greenville collects recyclables from the curb once a week on your scheduled collection day. Please place your bin at the curb by 7 a.m. and remove after service. In case of rain, please hold your paper-based recyclables until the next week, if possible. We do not accept plastic bags. Please rinse all containers before placing them in the bin.

Garbage carts, recycling bins and bulk waste should be out at the curb no earlier than 12 hours before collection day and all City containers must be returned to the rear of the structure within 24 hours of collection.

Trash and Recycling Service

Contact the Public Works office at 864-467-4345 to request a bin. Bins will be delivered to your home. City customers may receive more than one bin upon request. The City is unable to provide recycling bins to property owners who do not receive City services.
Links for additional recycling container options: Kitchen Containers | Garage Containers

Special Notice: Electronics Ban in Effect

It is illegal to dispose of COMPUTERS, COMPUTER MONITORS, TELEVISIONS and PRINTERS (as well as parts of any of these items) in a recycling or trash container. For more information on this law: S.C. Code of Law, 48-60-90

The City of Greenville holds twice annual electronics recycling days to collect these items. Or, you may drop off electronics anytime at any Greenville County recycling center.
View City Electronics Recycling Event Information
View County Drop-off Center Locations

Related Content: Guide to Recycling Electronics and Scrap

Guide to Recyclable Items

Items collected curbside include:

Recycling Guide
Mixed Paper Mixed Paper Includes magazines, bulk mail, phone books, newspapers, etc.
cardboard Cardboard Please flatten boxes and remove all non-paper packaging such as Styrofoam. No pizza boxes with heavy grease or cheese residue accepted.
Paperboard Paperboard No heavy wax covered paper accepted, such as orange juice or ice cream containers
soda can Aluminum Cans, Foil and Pie Pans All are accepted if free of food residue.
metal can Steel Cans and Scrap All are accepted. Please put scrap metal outside your recycling bin for pickup.
beer bottle Glass jars and bottles (clear, brown, blue and green). No ceramic items, no window glass, no drinking glasses or mirrors . Including these items can ruin an entire load of glass.
plastic bottle Plastic Bottles and Jugs - anything with a "neck" We do not accept plastic bags or wide-mouth containers such as yogurt cups, butter tubs or take-out boxes.

Items Accepted:

  • Vehicle tires (limit 4 per person), no rims or debris, no heavy equipment tires
  • Used books
  • Cellular phones (please do not drop-off standard phones). The City participates in the Cell Phones for Soldiers Recycling Program.
  • Ink cartridges
  • Greeting cards
  • Batteries (all types)
  • Mixed paper (magazines, bulk mail, phone books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Cardboard Please flatten boxes and remove all non-paper packaging such as Styrofoam. No pizza boxes accepted.
  • Paperboard No wax covered paper accepted, such as orange juice or ice cream containers.
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans
  • Glass jars and bottles (clear, brown, blue and green). No ceramic items, no window glass, no drinking glasses or mirrors . Including these items can ruin an entire load of glass.
  • All plastic bottle and jugs. We do not accept plastic bags or #5 Plastics such as wide-mouth containers such as yogurt cups, butter tubs or take-out boxes.

We do not accept:

  • Crayons
  • Eyeglasses
  • VHS and Beta tapes
  • Paint: dried paint can be thrown away with the regular garbage, or dropped at any Greenville County drop-off center.
  • Computer equipment and Televisions. Please call local companies such as: Best Buy, EPSI 864-847-7700, Clean Lites 864-503-9900, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website. It is against state law to dispose of computers, computer monitors, televisions and printers (as well as parts of any of these items) in a recycling bin or trash container. The city holds electronics recycling events twice yearly.
  • Hazardous materials including fluorescent light bulbs, ballasts, used oils and chemicals. Please visit Greenville County Drop–Off Centers or take to Twin Chimneys Landfill.
  • Plastic bags
  • #5 Plastics. Many community recycling programs do not accept #5 Plastic. Now you can recycle tubs, trays and baskets at Whole Foods, Publix and BI-LO grocery stores.

For more information, visit Recycling A-Z.

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Contact

Allison Brockman
Recycling Coordinator
864-467-8300

Recycling FAQs

Public Works Offices:
360 S. Hudson Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864-467-4345
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