How You Can Help
If curbside recycling is available in your area, know what belongs in the bin. Never put in material that isn’t specifically asked for. If you take material to a drop-off site, sort your materials according to the labeled containers. Know where and what is accepted in S.C. at www.scdhec.gov/recycleheresc. Keep track of recycling news and updates in your area and beyond.
Spread the word to your neighbors, friends, and family about what is accepted for recycling. Tell them why it is important to recycle correctly, but don’t be a know-it-all. Lead by example and help others to learn about recycling and waste reduction in an encouraging way.
Volunteer for recycling-related events and opportunities such as pickup programs through PalmettoPride. Encourage those who don’t recycle to start. Push local leaders to be government advocates for recycling and waste reduction.
The 3 E’s
The Importance of Recycling
Recycling helps protect the environment by conserving natural resources, reducing the need to collect raw material to make new products and lessening the need to build landfills.
Recycling plays a significant role in the state’s economy. South Carolina is home to about 500 recycling-related businesses that provide more than 22,000 jobs.
Recycling saves energy. Manufacturing products from recycled material uses far less energy than making the same product from raw material.
Recycling’s Dirty Dozen
Never place these 12 items in the curbside recycling bin.
Have a Question?
Contact us with any S.C. recycling or related questions or comments you may have.