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Charleston County begins recycling collection with new operator. Schedules alter.

On June 6, 2022, Republic Services began collecting curbside recyclables throughout Charleston County. The county-wide change includes expanding collection days from four days a week to five days. Only specific areas will be impacted by the schedule change. Later this month, Charleston County residents who are affected will receive a postcard in the mail with new collection date information.

Confirm your pickup date by entering your address here: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/environmental-management/recnewsletter.php

Common frequently asked questions:

  1. Do I need to order a new cart?
    1. Residents do not need to order a new cart. Republic will continue to service the current 95-gallon recycling carts and deliver carts to new customers.
  1. What type of recyclables will be accepted?
    1. The acceptable material will stay the same including all paper, cardboard, plastic bottles & containers, aluminum & steel cans and glass. A detailed material list may be found at recycle.charlestoncounty.org.
  1. Who do I contact about missed pickups, new carts, cart repairs and questions about recycling?
    1. All customer service contacts remain the same. Residents can contact Charleston County using the following methods:
  1. Phone: (843)720-7111
  2. Email: recycle@charlestoncounty.org

iii.     Live Chat: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/environmental-management/index.php

  1. Text Citibot: 843-800-4121
  2. Facebook: @charlestoncountyenvironmentalmanagement

For more information on the change in collections operations: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/environmental-management/recnewsletter.php

Curbside Tips for Successful Pick-up:

  • All recyclable carts must be placed curbside the night before or by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.
  • Everything must fit inside the carts in order to be collected.
  • Place the roll carts curbside with handles pointed toward your home, at least three feet from other fixed objects, such as mailboxes, vehicles, trees, shrubs, fire hydrants, poles, etc.
  • Recycling carts are for clean, un-bagged recyclables only.
  • Items too big for your cart? Self-haul to a Convenience Center for disposal.