General Recycling Information

Materials Convenience Center Information Additional Details
Car batteries
All convenience centers
 
Rechargeable batteries
All convenience centers
 
Used motor oil
All convenience centers
Limit 5 gal. per trip except for the Lobeco site - Lobeco has pump available to remove oil from 55 gal. drum
Oil filters
All convenience centers
 
Gasoline/Oil mixture
Shanklin, St.Helena, Pritchardville, Bluffton, & Sheldon only
 
Cooking Oil
All convenience centers
Original container, lid, give to attendant
Appliances and scrap metal
Shanklin, Bluffton, St. Helena, Hilton Head
 
Aluminum and steel cans
All convenience centers EXCEPT Big Estate, Sheldon, Lobeco, Cuffy
 
Cardboard, magazines, mixed paper and telephone books
All convenience centers EXCEPT Big Estate, Sheldon, Lobeco, Cuffy
 
Glass
All convenience centers EXCEPT Big Estate, Sheldon, Lobeco, Cuffy
 
Newspaper
All convenience centers EXCEPT Big Estate, Sheldon, Lobeco, Cuffy
 
Plastic
All convenience centers EXCEPT Big Estate, Sheldon, Lobeco, Cuffy
Only plastic bottles and jugs marked by a #1 or #2 (usually found on the bottom)
Tires
All convenience centers
Limit four tires per day

For Convenience Center Location Information:
Location of convenience centers

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I recycle oyster shells?

You may take your oyster shells to the Shanklin Rd. convenience center. There is a collection area in the back. Ask the attendant to tell you where it is.  There is a collection yard at the SANDs boatlanding in Port Royal.  Also, Beaufort Marine Institute will pick up your shells. Call (843) 846-2128 for arrangements.

What should I do with my e-waste?

Please see top of page

Electronics Waste

*Not corrected for Population Growth in Beaufort County. From FY06 to FY08 the population in Beaufort County increased by approximately 7,100 residents.

Recycling Costs and Revenue

Costs (not including operating costs of convenience centers):

Processing
Waste Management processes recyclables from the Convenience Centers and Commercial enterprises at their Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) located near the Hickory Hill Landfill in Jasper County. Waste Management then markets the processed items.  Beaufort County pays $24/ton for processing and is credited with half the revenue received for the materials.


Hauling
Waste Management transports the materials from the Convenience Centers to the MRF. Beaufort County pays from $120/haul to transport the recycling containers to the MRF.

 

Total Recycling Cost for FY2011: $279,051

Recycling Revenue                                                                                                                            

Other Materials Not Handled at MRF:

FY 11 Revenue
Charleston Steel
S & P Recycling
Waste Management
Santee Cooper
Beaufort Recycling LLC
White Goods
Newspaper
* Credit from MRF - applied towards Processing Costs
Oil
Batteries
          FY 11 SubTotals
$277,106
$75,360
$205,740
$20,851
$1,974
FY 11 GRAND TOTAL                                                                                        $580,939