The City’s curbside recycling schedule is the same as the household garbage collection day. The following materials are accepted by the City of Florence Recycling program. We would like to encourage you to help Florence become a better, cleaner city. Thank you for your help.


Plastics #1

Some common uses:
2 liter soda bottles, cooking oil bottles, peanut butter jars

Plastics #2

Some common uses:
detergent bottles, milk jugs, water jugs, spray bottles

Aluminum & Tin

Some common uses:
foil, soda cans, food containers, steel / bi-metal food containers


Newspaper & Inserts

Some common uses:
Newspapers, Newspaper Inserts, Also found in packaging

Magazines & Phonebooks

Don’t forget circulars, inserts & most publications printed on white paper

White Paper

Some common uses:
junk mail, notebook paper, computer paper


Cardboard Cartons

Must be completely flattened and cut down to fit in your green recycling bin. Read More »


Must be completely flattened and cut down to fit in your green recycling bin. Read More »


What is not accepted?


Glass Isn't Accepted

While these materials aren’t collected by the City, they may be taken to Florence County Recycle Centers.

If you have questions, please contact the Public Works & Utilities office (843) 665-3236. For more information on locations, call 843-665-3022 or visit Florence County’s recylcing information center.

Additional Recycling Information

Please also visit the Keep Florence Beautiful recycling information for more details.

The City provides waste oil sites for your residential used motor oil, which you may generate from your vehicle. 

These sites are located at:

  • Marion St. Fire Station – E. Marion Street
  • Ben Dozier Fire Station – W. Palmetto Street
  • Edisto Fire Station – S. Edisto Drive

These sites are for residential use only. A maximum of 5 gallons per trip is permitted. We encourage you to use these sites for your motor vehicle waste oil.

Florence County's Recycling Centers

Florence County has provided manned recycling centers for the collection of Cans (aluminum, steel), plastic (#1, #2), glass (brown, green, clear), paper (newspaper and inserts, cardboard), aluminum pans, foil, lead-acid batteries, white goods, used oil, yard waste.

Transition from Sorted to Single-Stream

Many residents have expressed concern over the recent change in material collection at various Manned Convenience Centers (MCC) throughout the County. The County is transitioning to single stream recycling in an effort to reduce costs and increase the amount of items recycled.

Advantages of Single Stream:
  • Recyclable items do not have to be sorted prior to bringing to the MCC saving valuable time for citizens.
  • MCC staff time is reduced by eliminating the monitoring of multiple bins which frees attendants time to be of more service to citizens in other areas.
  • The recyclable items are transported collectively which reduces transportation costs. The recyclable items are sorted later to be sold in bulk which reduces taxpayer dollars for solid waste fees.

If you have any further questions concerning this matter, please contact Kathy Nephew, Recycling Coordinator at 843-292-1603.

Recycling Centers drop off sites:

  • Greenwood Site, Carnell Dr. off Hwy. 51, behind Greenwood School
  • Airport Site, McCurdy Rd. and Stadium Dr.
  • Quinby Site, intersection of Hwy. 24 and Hwy. 358
  • Timmonsville Site, Hill Rd., 3 miles east of Timmonsville
  • Pamplico Site, corner of First St. and Old River Rd.
  • Coward Site, Hwy. 52, one-half mile south of Coward
  • Lake City Site, corner of Church and Sylvan Sts.
  • Landfill Site, Old Georgetown Rd., adjacent to County Landfill
  • Effingham Site, Friendfield Rd., next to Public Works Department
  • Hannah Site, off Hwy. 378, behind Hannah Farm Supply
  • Paul Jones Rd. Site, behind Langston Supply
  • Ebenezer Site, Ebenezer Rd., next to ESAB
  • Olanta Site, Hwy. 341, 1 mile west of Olanta
  • Johnsonville Site, SR 1331, one-quarter mile east of SR159, Johnsonville

Hours: 7AM – 7PM, Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, CLOSED: Tuesday & Thursday

Additional used motor oil collection sites:


  • City fire station, W. Palmetto St. (Used oil filters also accepted)
  • City fire station, Edisto St. (Used oil filters also accepted)
  • Advance Auto, 931 Irby St.
  • Advance Auto, 1802 West Evans St.
  • Auto Zone, 830 S. Irby St.

Lake City

  • Advance Auto, Hwy. 52 and Ron McNair Blvd.
  • Auto Zone, 215 S. Ron McNair Blvd.

For more information visit Florence County’s or call 1-800-768-7348 or write DHEC’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201.