Public Works

City of Simpsonville

RECYCLING


Recycling Facts:


Every ton of recycling in Simpsonville saves $16 in landfill fees.  Since beginning the current recycling program in 2011, we now have more than 2050 participants who have recycled more than 2,143 tons of materials.


Make recycling a habit.  It's just one of the many ways we can ensure the quality of life in Simpsonville for many years to come.


For more recycling information and tips, click on the SCDHEC Website button.


Curb-side Recycling Program Details:


Please Note!  As of March 1, 2016, glass can no longer be accepted in recycling.  Please place all glass in your garbage roll cart.


Curbside recycling will be collected each week on your regular garbage collection day except on holidays.

     2017 Holidays are: Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

  •       On these weeks, your recycling will be collected one day later than normal, i.e. Thursday's recycling will be collected on Friday and                   Friday's recycling will be collected on Saturday.


To participate in our curb-side collection program you must contact Ace Environmental to request a 96 gallon roll cart.  

  • Those who request one will be provided a free 96 gallon green recycling roll cart. 
  • The roll cart can only be used for recycling
  • The roll cart will belong to Ace Environmental
  • The roll cart has a 10 year warranty.  If it becomes damaged due to material defect or workmanship or loses a wheel(s) or lid hinge pin, the roll cart can be repaired or replaced at no charge.  Call Ace Environmental for repairs or warranty information.


NOTE: Cardboard left outside of a container will only be collected if there is recycle container.


To assist us in the collection of your recyclables, please position your roll cart so that it is at least 5' from other carts, 10' from vehicles, and 5' from mailboxes.  


Do not pack your roll cart so tightly that items cannot freely fall from it!


ITEMS ACCEPTEDNOT ACCEPTED
Aluminum cans, please rinseNo glass cookware/dishes/light bulbs
Books (paperback only) keep dry, do not bag or tieNo hardback books
Cardboard, keep dryNo paint cans, motor oil bottles or hazardous waste
Rigid plastic made of HDPE. (less than 2' long and 40lbs)No plastic bags, Styrofoam, lids or caps. Take plastic bags to Lowe's or Home Depot to recycle.  Take Styrofoam plates/cups to Publix to be recycled.
Newspaper inserts and magazines (keep dry, do not bag or tieNo compact florescent bulbs.  Take compact florescent bulbs to Home Depot or Lowe's to recycle
Office paper (keep dry, do not bag or tieNo foil coated, food contaminated or moisture resistant boxes
Paperboard (e.g. cereal boxes, shoe boxes, keep dry)Used AAAA, AAA, AA, C, D, and 9v batteries may be taken to Lowe's to recycle
Plastic bottles, jugs and jars (rinse)No hazardous waste - contact Twin Chimneys landfill for location that collects these materials (243-9672)
Steel/metal cans (rinse)No medical waste (i.e. syringes)
Unwanted mail (keep dry, do not bag or tie