Recycling

Florence County is steadily improving and ever committed to achieving an environmentally sensible surrounding through its recycling efforts.

Business Electronics Recycling

If you are a business looking to recycle a small quantity of electronics, for a listing of vendors, go to:

www.scdhec.gov Small-Quantity eWaste

Businesses having large quantities of electronics to be recycled, go to:

www.scdhec.com Large-Quantity eWaste

You can click on “R2 certified” and “e-Stewards Recyclers” to view lists of recycling facilities that have met the state’s recovery standards.

Single-Stream Recycling

Transition from Sorted to Single-Stream

Residents do not need to pre-sort recyclables! Florence County has now converted to single stream recycling.
All types of material may be placed in the recycling container/s at the manned sites. These include: Plastics – all types of plastic containers; Paper – office paper, magazines, newspaper & inserts; Cans – aluminum and steel; Cardboard, Paperboard (e.g. cereal boxes, shoe boxes) and Glass.

Separate containers are available for the following commodities: METAL, BROWN GOODS, TIRES, E-scrap (electronics – everything with a cord), YARD WASTE, USED OIL and USED OIL FILTERS.

Single stream recycling reduces costs and increases the amount of product recycled!

Advantages of single stream:
• Recyclable items do not have to be sorted prior to bringing to the MCC, saving citizens valuable time and effort.
MCC staff time is reduced by eliminating the monitoring of multiple bins which frees attendants to be available to serve citizens in other areas.
• The recyclable items are transported collectively , reducing transportation costs. Once at the central processing location, items are sorted by machine to be sold in bulk, further reducing the cost of man power and transportation which reduces taxpayer dollars in solid waste fees.

If you have further questions concerning this matter, please contact Kathy Nephew, Recycling Coordinator at 843-292-1603. City of Florence residents, please contact Chuck Pope at 843-665-3236.

Contact Information

Kathy Nephew, Recycling Coordinator

Phone: (843) 292-1603
Fax: (843) 292-1607

Address:
180 N. Irby St., MSC-G
Florence, SC 29501