The City of Charleston is in the process of optimizing its curbside recycling program through the use of standardized recycling containers (Toter Recycling Bins) and semi-automated collection based on recommendations from the 2021 Recycling Feasibility Study from MSW Consultants. Read the press released here.
Curbside Recycling Service Poster: View here
Recycling Program Optimization FAQ: View here
Recyclable materials may be co-mingled, but not mixed with regular garbage or food. In addition, paper and cardboard must be kept dry. Recyclables should be placed in sealed/closed containers at the curb on your weekly scheduled trash pick-up day.
What can I recycle?
|Cardboard||corrugated and non-corrugated boxes|
|Mixed Paper||office paper, newspaper, cereal boxes, junk mail|
|#1 Plastics*||water, soda, juice bottles (number is usually found on bottom of container)|
|#2 Plastics*||milk jugs, detergent bottles (number is usually found on bottom of container)|
|Steel||food and soup cans without labels|
Note: Glass and Numbers 3 through 7 Plastics (ex. Plastic bags, PVC piping, Yogurt Containers, Styrofoam, Tupperware, Food Containers) are not accepted.
What containers can I use?
The City of Charleston is in the process of transitioning to the use of Toter Recycling Bins (which will be provided by the City). During the transition, our recycling team will continue to collect recyclables in all clearly marked containers. For more information - View here
- Clear plastic trash bag
- Toter Recycling Bin
- Be clearly marked as containing recyclables.
- Click here to download recycling bin signage
- Be less than 40 lbs. when full
- Be 48 gal. or less in volume
2021 Recycling Feasibility Study:
For more information about curbside recycling in Charleston,call 304-348-6831.
For additional recycling resources, visit http://www.kanawharecycles.org/Default.aspx.