What can be recycled:
- Cardboard and paperboard; boxes should be flattened
- Paper – junk mail, envelopes (including window envelopes), newspaper, and almost all other paper that can be torn will be accepted. BUT no shredded paper will be accepted as it gums up the machines
- Plastic (#1-7) and all glass bottles should be rinsed clean; the caps can be left on
- Aluminum and steel cans; even empty aerosol cans will be accepted
What cannot be recycled:
- No plastic bags or plastic wrap
- No loose shredded paper
- No scrap metal
- No styrofoam
- No liquids or food waste
- No rope-like items (including Christmas lights, etc.)
- No diapers or hazardous waste
- No propane tanks
Hazardous waste such as old paint cans, electronics, batteries, fluorescent lights, and old yard or household chemicals can be taken to the Maintenance area (adjacent to the Community Garden) the first Friday of the month between 9 am and 2 pm. Hazardous materials must be handed directly to the attendant on duty. The materials cannot be left on the ground.
You may pick up a Charleston County Environmental Management flyer at the SIPOA office or click here for a copy.
For more information about the program, see the Charleston County site here.