Recycle Right SC.
Participate in South Carolina’s statewide anti-contamination campaign ─ a partnership between SC DHEC and PalmettoPride.
Let’s Recycle Right
“Wishful recycling” happens when you put items in the recycling bin that you hope will be recycled or you think should be recycled. This leads to contamination in the bin.
Contamination in recycling occurs when wrong items are placed in the recycling bin (ex. garden hose) OR items that are recyclable are prepared incorrectly (ex. food left in containers).
By the Numbers for Fiscal Year 2019
state recycling rate
tons of residential recycling
residential percentage of all recycled material
Source: “Solid Waste Management Annual Report” at www.scdhec.gov/datareports. The fiscal year is from July 1 to June 30 of the next year.