Solid Waste and Recycle Operational Changes Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Beaufort County Solid Waste and Recycle is operating according to a phased reopening plan.

Beginning June 15:
  • All Convenience Centers will remain open according to their regular operating schedules.
  • Solid Waste and Recycle offices will be open to public with controlled access.
  • All visitors to Solid Waste and Recycle offices will be required to wear masks and gloves.

Solid Waste and Recycle

Overview of Materials Handling

Beaufort County provides 11 convenience centers located throughout the county where residents can drop off their household solid waste and yard waste.  Residential C&D debris is accepted in small amounts at three centers (Shanklin, St. Helena, Bluffton). 

Seven (7) of the convenience centers accept recycling materials. Specific information on recycling is available at: General Recycling InfoCommercial businesses are required to contract with a private company for their hauling and disposal needs.

County Convenience Center Operating Hours

All Convenience Centers will remain closed on Wednesdays, for routine maintenance of trash compactors and other equipment.

Group A: Operating Hours/Days
7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Closed Monday, Wednesday, Friday and County Holidays

  • Big Estate, 63 Big Estate Road
  • Coffin Point, 10 Cee Cee Road
  • Cuffy, 152 Cuffy Road
  • Sheldon, 208 Johnson Road

Group B: Operating Hours/Days
7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Closed Wednesday and County Holidays

  • Bluffton, 104 Simmonsville Road
  • Gate, 316 Castle Rock Road
  • Hilton Head, 26 Summit Drive
  • Lobeco, 6 Keans Neck Road
  • Pritchardville, 270 Gibbet Road
  • Shanklin, 80 Shanklin Road
  • St. Helena, 639 Sea Island Parkway 

For more information, contact the Solid Waste and Recycling section at 843-255-2736 or visit

Residential Curbside Collection Options - The following private companies offer contracted residential curbside service in unincorporated areas of Beaufort County:

  • American Pride   (843) 681-8900
  • Creek Life Waste Services   (843) 338-5128
  • Low Country Sanitation   (843) 838-4503
  • May River Disposal   (843) 757-2722
  • Republic Services   (843) 542-1485
  • Sunrise Sanitation   (843) 379-8888
  • Waste Management   (843) 397-7670
  • Waste Pro   (843) 645-4100            

Beaufort County Litter Control Plan

Beaufort County supports the efforts of all volunteer Adopt-A-Highway and Adopt-A-Boat Landing groups.  If you would like to report littering, please call 843-255-2734.


City of Beaufort - Telephone: (843) 525-7054
The city of Beaufort offers curbside solid waste and recycling collection to residents. Residents are charged monthly for solid waste that is included on their BJWSA water bill to participate in the program. The initial recycling bins are free and can be obtained by calling the telephone number above. 

Town of Port Royal - Telephone: (843) 986-2215
Port Royal offers curbside solid waste and recycling collection to residents. For more information call the number for the Town of Port Royal above.

Town of Bluffton - Telephone: (843) 706-4500
Bluffton offers curbside solid waste and recycling collection to residents.  For more information call the number for the Town of Bluffton above.  The cost of recycling is paid for through property taxes.

Town of Hilton Head - Telephone: (843) 342-4581 or visit