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Charleston County Shares Holiday Recycling Schedule and Tips



Charleston County shared the following  Holiday Recycling Schedule and Tips:

Curbside Pick up

  • Curbside recycling collection will NOT be impacted by the holidays and will occur on a normal schedule.
  • Click here to use the online recycling pick up schedule map to determine your next scheduled recycling collection day.
  • Residents should place carts curbside by 7 a.m. to ensure pick up.
  • Please allow for delays during the holidays due to anticipated heavy volume on routes.
  • If you suspect you’ve been missed, please leave the cart at the curb. Crews often work late into evening, so please check your cart the next morning and if it is still full, call (843) 720-7111 or text “hello” to Citibot at (843) 800-4121.

Staffed Convenience Centers

  • Closed Friday, December 23 through Tuesday, December 27 in observance of the Christmas holiday.
  • Closed Monday, January 2, 2023 in observance of New Year’s Day.

Environmental Management Department – Administrative Offices

  • Closed Friday, December 23 through Tuesday, December 27 in observance of the Christmas holiday.
  • Closed Monday, January 2, 2023.

Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department is asking citizens to go green this holiday season by composting Christmas trees and recycling used cooking oil. To compost trees, residents should remove all decorations such as lights, tinsel, ornaments, etc. Some municipalities will pick trees up curbside, or they can be taken to a convenience center. The trees picked up curbside are transported to the McGill Bees Ferry Compost Facility to be ground and composted. Used cooking oil can be dropped off at one of Charleston County’s eight staffed Convenience Centers.

All paper, including gift wrapping, flattened cardboard boxes, and other products (plastic bottles & containers, glass bottles & jars and aluminum & steel cans) can be recycled through the curbside program and at the numerous drop-site locations and Convenience Centers located throughout the County. Flatten all cardboard boxes before placing in your recycling cart. If you have oversized boxes, cut them down to fit in your recycling cart. All material must fit in the cart with the lid closed. Overflow recyclable material (including cardboard) may be dropped off at any recycling dropsite location.

For more information on recycling or to schedule a tour of the Recycling Center, contact the Charleston County Environmental Management Department at (843) 720-7111 or visit

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