Office Hours: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday
- Summerville Phone: 832-0070
- Summerville Fax: 832-0052
- St George Phone: 563-0070
- St George Fax: 563-0052
Dorchester County/Recycling now has
Composters for $30.00 each.
2014 Dorchester County Recycling Rate of 37.64 puts us
in the Top of Recycling Counties in South Carolina!
Dorchester County Recycling would like to thank the residents of Dorchester County for your participation in Recycling in 2014. This past year Dorchester County residents and businesses set a new county recycling rate of 37.64%, and came close to the South Carolina State Recycling goal of 40%. This new ranking was reported in the DHEC Annual report, which is a comprehensive overview of the amount of solid waste recycled in the 46 counties within South Carolina.
Dorchester County Recycling mission is to help residents to recycle through education, educational materials and make available convenience sites for recycling.
Recycling is one of the most useful practices that benefit the environment and our community. Recycling not only saves landfill space; it also protects habitats and saves energy, water, and natural resources. Energy and going green is on everyone’s mind these days and is important to to our environment, and also to our quality of life. Through recycling we reduce the use of natural resources and protect our environment.
New at the Convenience Sites
We are separating the commingles (plastics, glass and aluminum/steel cans) in their own collection containers. Glass, plastics and aluminum/steel cans will be collected in separate dumpsters at convenience sites. Please follow the signs and ask the site attendants if you have any questions.
Did you know?
Dorchester County Recycling accepts plastics #1 thru #7 at the Convenience Sites
Definition of the numbers on Plastics:
#1 Plastics (PET or PETE-Polyethylene) is found in Soft drink, and water bottles; mouthwash, peanut butter and vegetable oil bottles...etc.
#2 Plastics (high density Polyethylene) is found in milk jugs, juice bottles, shampoo bottles and some household cleaners bottles...etc.
#3 Plastics (PVC) is found in window cleaner and detergent bottles and some piping...etc.
#4 Plastics (LDPE-low density Polyethylene) is found in squeezable bottles...etc.
#5 Plastics (PP-Polypropylene) is found in syrup, mustard, and ketchup bottles and caps...etc.
Before disposing of your recyclables always rinse out the recyclables and leave on the caps. Remember the recycling number can be found usually on the bottom of the bottle in the recycling symbol. Thanks for Recycling.
Dorchester County has twelve (12) Convenience Sites where you can recycle paper, used motor oil, car batteries, oil and gas mixture, C & D materials, foam cushions, and cardboard.
The Convenience Sites will not take any hazardous materials such as chemicals or any flammable liquids.
CLICK here for Convenience Site Map