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Recycling

Reminder: Our services are for City of Greenville Solid Waste Customers Only
For those who are not City of Greenville Solid Waste Customers, please contact your waste hauler to inquire as to their services. Other possible service providers are as follows:
Guide to County Recycling Programs
Greater Greenville Sanitation Service District Area
Greenville County Solid Waste Division
City of Mauldin 864-234-3486
City of Simpsonville 864-967-9531
City of Fountain Inn 864-409-3334
City of Travelers Rest 864-834-9020
City of Greer 864-848-2184
Please refer to your telephone directory for private waste haulers
Getting Started
The City of Greenville collects recyclables from the curb once a week on your scheduled collection day. Please place your bin at the curb by 7 a.m. each day and remove after service. In case of rain, please hold your paper-based recyclables until the next week, is possible. We do not accept plastic bags. Please rinse all containers before placing them in the bin.
Items collected curbside include:


Recycling Guide
Mixed Paper Includes magazines, bulk mail, phone books, newspapers, etc.
Cardboard Please flatten boxes and remove all non-paper packaging such as Styrofoam. No pizza boxes accepted.
Paperboard No wax covered paper accepted, such as orange juice or ice cream containers
Aluminum Cans All are accepted.
Steel Cans All are accepted.
Glass jars and bottles (clear, brown, blue and green). No ceramic items, no window glass, no drinking glasses or mirrors . Including these items can ruin an entire load of glass.
Plastic Bottles and Jugs We do not accept plastic bags or wide-mouth containers such as yogurt cups, butter tubs or take-out boxes.


Garbage carts, recycling bins and bulk waste should be out at the curb no earlier than 12 hours before collection day and all City containers must be returned to the rear of the structure within 24 hours of collection.
Trash and Recycling Service
Contact the Public Works office at 864-467-4345 to request a bin. Bins will be delivered to your home or business. City customers may receive more than one bin upon request. The City is unable to provide recycling bins to property owners who do not receive City services.
Links for additional recycling container options: Kitchen Containers | Garage Containers
City Recycling Drop-Off Site

Recycling and Environmental Education Center
800 E. Stone Ave., Greenville
Open 24 hours
864-467-8300

Click here for more information about What We Recycle


Items Accepted:
  • Vehicle tires (limit 4 per person), no rims or debris, no heavy equipment tires
  • VHS and Beta tapes
  • CDs and CD cases
  • Used books
  • Cellular phones (please do not drop-off standard phones)
  • Ink cartridges
  • Crayons
  • Eyeglasses
  • Greeting cards
  • Floppy disks
  • Batteries (all types)
  • Mixed paper (magazines, bulk mail, phone books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Cardboard Please flatten boxes and remove all non-paper packaging such as Styrofoam. No pizza boxes accepted.
  • Paperboard No wax covered paper accepted, such as orange juice or ice cream containers.
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans
  • Glass jars and bottles (clear, brown, blue and green). No ceramic items, no window glass, no drinking glasses or mirrors . Including these items can ruin an entire load of glass.
  • All plastic bottle and jugs. We do not accept plastic bags or wide-mouth containers such as yogurt cups, butter tubs or take-out boxes.

We do not accept:

  • Paint
  • Computer equipment. Please call local companies such as: EPSI 864-847-7700, Clean Lites 864-503-9900, Rotary Club of Clemson (contact Jack Henson) at 864-654-2276, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website, or Dell Computer Recycling and the Cristina Foundation for recycling options.
  • Plastic bags

For more information, visit Recycling A-Z.