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Recycling Special Events

Earth Day Poster Contest

The City of Greenville Department of Public Works, along with the Greenville Zoo, is sponsoring an Earth Day poster contest as part of the zoo's Party for the Planet on April 18. Our 2015 theme is Green Footprints.

The poster contest is open to all K-12 students. The Earth Day Committee will choose one grand prize winner in each of these categories: grades K-2, grades 2-5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12(computer-generated). View the contest rules. All poster entries must be postmarked by Friday, April 3, 2015.

For questions regarding the poster contest, please contact Allison Brockman at 864-467-8300 or

Shredding and E-Waste Recycling Day | Saturday, April 25, 2015

Recycle Your Computer!The City holds this event bi-annually, in the spring and fall at the TD Convention Center, in the Crosrol parking lot. The spring event on April 25 begins at 10 am and finishes at 1 pm. Additionally, the Urban League of the Upstate will be onsite, accepting donations.

Businesses and individuals are welcome. All paper must be bagged or boxed and each person is limited to three trash bags or three small boxes of paper.

The City of Greenville Solid Waste Division also will be collecting electronic recycling at the same time. Free to City residents and businesses, the following items are accepted: computer monitors, keyboards, mice, CPUs, etc. (all things that plug into a computer), televisions.

Note: There is a limit of 10 electronic items per person. The City no longer is accepting fluorescent bulbs for recycling.

Christmas Tree RecyclingGrinding of the Greens: Recycle Your Tree

The City of Greenville annually holds the Grinding of the Greens Christmas tree recycling program. For the convenience of city residents, trees can be placed at the curb for collection on regularly scheduled pick-up days or taken to one of four convenient locations for recycling. All trees must be free of debris such as ornaments, tinsel, ribbons and lights to be recycled. Drop-off locations include:

  • Holmes Park at Twin Lakes Road and Holmes Drive
  • Timmons Park, at Oxford Street and Blackburn Drive
  • Gower Park at Laurel Creek Lane and Laurens Road
  • West Greenville Recreation Center at 8 Rochester Street

The locations listed above will be open through mid-January. Curbside pick-up within the city limits will continue for as long as needed. Trees and trimmings are ground into mulch at Twin Chimneys Landfill. Call the Twin Chimneys Landfill at (864) 243-9672 for more information.
Map | More Information from Greenville County

All holiday boxes, tissue paper and wrapping paper (except foil-lined) can be recycled at the curb and at the City’s Stone Avenue Recycling Center at 800 East Stone Avenue and North Greenville Recycling Center at 514 Rutherford Road.

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Allison Brockman
Recycling Coordinator

Recycling FAQs

Public Works Offices:
360 S. Hudson Street
Greenville, SC 29601