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Recycling Special Events

Grinding of the Greens
Recycle your Christmas Tree! Trees may be placed curbside for collection on your regular pick-up day. Or, drop a tree at one of the following locations through Jan. 16:
  • Holmes Park on Holmes Drive
  • Gower Park on Evelyn Avenue
  • West Greenville Recreation Center on Rochester Street
  • Timmons Park, at Oxford Street and Blackburn Drive
Please remove all lights, tinsel, etc.
For more information, call 864-467-8300.

Earth Day
Earth Day is a worldwide celebration of the earth we live in, how we relate to it and to other creatures. The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970 and has now grown to become one of the largest environmental events in history.

Make Everyday Earth Day. For information on how you can positively impact the environment, please click here.

Other things you can do to celebrate Earth Day:
  • Reduce what you use
  • Conserve energy
  • Buy items made from recycled materials
  • Walk to work, carpool or use the bus
  • Keep your vehicle well maintained
  • Put litter where it belongs — not on the roadside
  • Compost your food scraps and yard waste
  • Conserve water
  • Build a habitat for wildlife in your yard
  • Use a cloth bag when you go shopping
  • Don’t buy disposable items
  • Start a recycling program at your office or home
  • Start a composting program at your school
  • Begin a reuse program at your office
OFFICE DEPOT now carries its “Green Top” house brand of recycled paper with 35% post-consumer content at very competitive prices with many virgin copy papers. We’ve seen specials where it’s sold at the same price as their house brand “red top” virgin copy paper.

Click the links below for more retail locations offering recycled paper products including cards and gift wrap. SmallQuanGuide.shtml
Clean Your Files Day
The first Clean Your Files Day was in Chicago, 1995, to encourage individuals, offices and communities to increase the amount of paper they recycle.

Prepare for Clean Your Files Day by getting rid of old notebooks, homework, junk mail and all the other paper goods you no longer need. Fill up your recycling bin and let’s aim to make this the best Clean Your Files Week ever!

More information for the local Clean Your Files day will be posted on this site. Help the City of Greenville and the environment by recycling your file contents on this and every day.
America Recycles Day
America Recycles Day is a national celebration set each year at November 15 to remind us that recycling and buying recycled goods is of utmost importance. Many events are scheduled throughout the state and nation on this day. In addition, many prizes are awarded to those who make a commitment to recycle or buy recycled products. To show your support and pledge, please go to
Computer and Fluorscent Bulb Recycling Day
The Computer and Fluorescent Tube/Bulb Recycling Event is sponsored by the City of Greenville Solid Waste Division at 360 S. Hudson Street. The 2008 event was held May 31, and was free to City residents and businesses. Items accepted: computer monitors, keyboards, mice, CPUs, etc. (all things that plug into a computer), fluorescent bulbs, tubes, ballasts, etc. For more information, call 864-467-8300.