Guide to Recyclables
- Plastic bottles and jugs (all containers numbered 1-7)
- Aluminum cans
- Cardboard (flatten boxes and remove all non-paper packaging such as Styrofoam; no pizza boxes with heavy grease or cheese residue)
- Mixed paper (magazines, bulk mail, phone books, newspapers, etc.)
- Steel cans
- Vehicle tires (two per person; no rims or debris; no heavy equipment tires)
Note: Scrap metals, appliances and tires are accepted for recycling at the curb, but should be placed outside of your blue container.
- Glass jars and bottles; window glass; drinking glasses; mirrors; ceramic items
- Computer equipment and TVs*
- Hazardous materials including fluorescent light bulbs, ballasts, used oils and chemicals (take to Greenville County drop-off center or Twin Chimneys Landfill)
- Heavily waxed items such as laminated sheets, milk cartons, ice cream cartons, etc.
- Paint (put dried paint in
garbagecontainer or take to Greenville County drop-off center)
- Plastic bags, trays, Styrofoam, diapers, etc.
- VHS and Beta tapes
- Compact discs (CDs) and CD cases
- Building materials, household furniture or appliances
- Any items with heavy food residue, as they can contaminate other clean and acceptable items in the recycling stream
Please keep all plastic bags (e.g, grocery, bread, dry cleaning
|Type of Item
||Examples & Directions
||Magazines, bulk mail, phone books, newspapers, chipboard (cereal boxes, cracker boxes), etc.
|Cardboard||Flatten boxes and remove all non-paper packaging such as Styrofoam. No pizza boxes with heavy grease or cheese residue accepted.
|Paperboard||No heavy wax covered paper accepted (e.g., orange juice and ice cream containers).
||Cans, foil and pie pans are accepted if free of food residue.
|Steel||Steel cans and scrap metal are accepted. Place scrap metal outside of your recycling bin for pickup.
|Plastic||Containers numbered 1-7 (bottles and jugs or anything with a neck).