Recycling options in the Midlands vary by county and municipality. Click here to select where you live and to learn more about what and where you can recycle.
It Pays to Recycle!
The South Carolina Recycling Market Development Advisory Council, managed within the South Carolina Department of Commerce, recently released results from a new economic impact study that shows recycling plays an important role in the State's economy. According to the study, the recycling industry creates an estimated $6.5 billion total economic impact in the State's economy.
Landfill Ban on Electronics In Effect
As of July 1, 2011, residents may no longer throw away computers, computer monitors, televisions and printers with their household garbage. These items must be recycled. The legislation specifically says that residents “may not knowingly place or discard” a computer, computer monitor, printer and television “in any waste stream that is to be disposed of in a solid waste landfill.”
Lexington and Richland Counties have drop-off locations for recycling electronics and regularly offer one-day collection events. Visit our calendar of events for dates of upcoming collection events. Click here for more information on how to recycle electronics. For more information about the electronics ban, visit the DHEC E-Cycle South Carolina.