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Business & Institutional Recycling

Greenville County businesses can market their recyclables directly to markets, or they can work with a waste hauler to collect their recyclables. County offices have implemented a comprehensive recycling program including bottles, cans, paper and cardboard. Greenville County institutions (arenas, theatres, parks, etc.) who are interested in recycling should contact the County's Recycling Coordinator at 864.243.9672.

The EPA offers a networking opportunity for WasteWise businesses. To find out more:

The Center for Waste Minimization is a non-regulatory branch of S.C. DHEC that will visit your business for free and conduct a waste audit. They can be reached at 803.898.3971.

Why should my organization recycle?

The S.C. Smart Business Recycling Program
www.scdhec.gov/HomeAndEnvironment/BusinessesandCommunities-GoGreen/SmartBusiness/

Not only is it the right thing to do, it also can save you money in avoided disposal costs as well as possibly create new revenue through the sale of recovered material. No matter what type of organization you are, you can benefit from recycling.

The S.C. Smart Business Recycling Program offers free, confidential, non-regulatory services including:

  • site visits to assess reuse, waste reduction and recycling opportunities;
  • technical assistance including telephone consultations and best management practices;
  • research and contacts for potential markets, service providers and beneficial reuse;
  • a state recognition program; and
  • workshops.

The South Carolina Smart Business Recycling Program is a partnership of DHEC’s DHEC’s Center for Waste Minimization, Small Business Environmental Assistance Program and Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling as well as the S.C. Department of Commerce’s Recycling Market Development Program.

For more information or to schedule a site visit, visit the South Carolina Smart Business Recycling Program by clicking here or call DHEC's Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling at 1.800.768.7348.

The Joint University Statewide Technical Assistance Program includes on-site assessments focused on waste minimization and cost reduction. They can be reached at 803.777.1865.

In addition to these resources, Greenville County has compiled a list of recycling vendors.

Finally, Greenville County has compiled a list of recycled-content items vendors. These vendors sell items made of recycled materials. After all, if you aren't buying recycled, you are not really recycling.



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