Greenville County
i.e. "Pay my taxes", "Parks & Recreation", "Marriage Licenses", etc.
Solid Waste
Additional Resources

Please see any or all of the following additional information sources:

Local resources are available to make public presentations and or distribute the following information:

  • Seasonal Program Information: Ozone Awareness, Conservation Day at The Greenville Zoo, Various Earth Day Events, America Recycles Day (Don't forget to fill out a challenge card!), Christmas Tree Recycling (Grinding of the Greens).
  • Specialty Topics: Household hazardous materials alternatives, backyard composting, buy recycled.
  • Landfill, Recycling Center Tours and Presentations: The Solid Waste Division offers tours of the Landfill and Recycling Center as well as in-school presentations. If you are interested in touring the landfill, or if you would like an in-school presentation, please contact the Environmental Education Specialist at 243.9672. We also encourage you to involve your students in the classes at the Roper Mountain Science Center designed for the Compost Education Garden. Call 281.1188 for more information.

For more information, contact the following:

County of Greenville

Greenville County Solid Waste Division for General Information: 864.243.9672

phone: 864.243.9672
fax: 864.243.5276

phone: 864.243.9672
fax: 864.243.5276

City of Greenville

Recycling Coordinator
P.O. Box 2207
Greenville, SC 29602

Greater Greenville Sanitation

(864) 232-1094

Clemson Extension Service

Extension Office (Greenville County)
301 University Ridge, Suite 4300
Greenville, SC 29601-3672
Phone: 864.232.4431
Fax: 864.232.4738


Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling

  • Action for a Cleaner Tomorrow: developed for teachers by DHEC and recognized nationally. This is a comprehensive environmental curriculum that helps teachers integrate source reduction and recycling into the classroom. Classes on the curriculum are offered periodically by the Roper Mountain Science Center.
  • Solid Waste Composting Guidance for Non-Regulated Facilities: Provides guidelines for composting at schools.
  • Oil Bottle Guy and Aluminum Can Guy Mascots: Available for public presentations.
  • The Palmetto Energy Awards Program: students submit projects promoting energy savings. Sponsored by the SC Energy Office and DHEC
  • America Recycles Day Recycling Family of the Year and School of the Year: Contents and awards every fall.
  • School Reduction and Recycling Grant Program: Awarded each year to subjects submitting applications for hands-on, worthwhile projects. Your school principal is sent a copy of the announcement each year.
  • Library and various topic-specific handouts also available.
DHEC - Residential Well Program

Program Overview - Information every homeowner with a private well should know.

Keep America Beautiful

KAB of S.C.
Sarah Robinson at PalmettoPride
Toll-free: 1.877.PAL.PRDE
Phone: 803.758.6034
Fax: 803.758.6032

Keep America Beautiful Specialty Products Office

Coloring books, book covers, litter bags

Some of the specialty resources include

Enviroscape (demonstrates effects of pollution)

National Association of Elementary School Principles

Recycling PETE Mascot

(soda bottle), Plastic Recycling Posters, and PETE’s Pack

The Scrap Map Kit

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.

The Steel Recycling Educational Display Kit

(sign a borrower’s agreement, pay a deposit of $25, if returned safely will be refunded)
Steel Recycling Institute

Do-It-Yourself Used Oil Recycling Education Kit

Used Oil Recycling Program
American Petroleum Institute
1220 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Ride the Wave of the Future: Recycle Today!

Poster (FREE)
Adventures of the Garbage Gremlin Comic Books

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Activity Coloring Book

cost based upon quantity
Effective Promotions

Care for the Earth

(activity poster and book)
Positive Promotions

Earth Academy

Laidlaw Environmental Services

"Trash Talk" School Newsletter

(published quarterly, if 3rd-5th grade participate 15,300 copies ordered quarterly at $.16 each)
Eco Partners, Inc.

Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Curriculum (grades K-12)

Center for Resourceful Building Technology
Tracy Mumma
P.O. Box 100
Missoula, Mont. 59806

Cycles for Science and Nature’s for ME Workshop Series for Teachers

Steel Recycling Institute
c/o Eco Educators

Hands on Plastics ($10)

American Plastics Council

Waste World

includes slide show, software and other resources for grades 6-8

U.S. Department of Energy
American Plastics Council (sponsoring limited number of grants lowering cost to $50)
1401 H Street, NW Ste. 220
Washington, D.C. 20005

Let’s Recycle: A Curriculum for Solid Waste Awareness (FREE)


Hazardous Waste Clean-Up and Prevention Poster and Activities (for grades 3-5 and 6-8)

U.S. Geological Survey-Branch of Information Services
Box 25286
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225


Mercury Spills, Disposal and Site Cleanup
Information plus Mercury Response Guidebood (for Emergency Responders)

Teachers Guide to Glass Container Recycling (poster and classroom activities)

Glass Packaging Institute

Household Hazardous Waste, Home Composting Wheels, Posters, Book Covers


Henry Cycle Public Information Campaign

posters, bookmarks, activity books, trading cards
John Lemmon Films

Overview of Integrated Waste Management


Green Cross Certification Company

Consumer Affairs Department
1611 Telegraph Ave., Suite 111
Oakland, CA 94612

Green Seal

1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 300A
Washington, DC 20009

Viscor Distribution Inc.

#402-4291 Meridian St.
Bellingham, WA 98226

Flowerfield Enterprises

(including lunchroom waste composting book)
10332 Shave Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49002

Carolina Biological Supply

2700 York Rd.
Burlington, NC 27215

The Worm Concern

580 Erbes Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

E2B2 Environment Online

1000 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 802
Washington, DC 20036

EPA Office of Solid Waste Kids’ Page

Planet Protectors Club

Recycled crafts!

Designs Crafted One Piece of Trash at a Time

Gail Pridgen

Architecture, rainforest, puppet
West Pelzer Primary

Governor’s Student Poster Contest

Usually held in January through Clemson Extension Service