Education and Outreach

Recycling and waste reduction are two beneficial things we can do for our environment.

This web site provides information to all Beaufort County residents and visitors on how to recycle and where to recycle. We would be glad to provide your school or civic group with recycling education.

Recycling is a simple, everyday task we can all do to take care of our environment. We encourage you to Rethink, Reuse, Recycle, Reduce because it is everyone's Responsibility to Keep Beaufort County Beautiful !

How and Where to Recycle in Beaufort County

Convenience Centers are located all over Beaufort County for residents and tourists to dispose of waste and recyclables. Visit the interactive map to find directions, hours and more recycling information per specific center.

We host several Special Collections Events during the year. These events include paper shredding, electronics collections and household hazardous waste collections.

ECO-CYCLERS - Educational Programs

Eco-Cyclers are the Solid Waste and Recycling Environmental Education programs we currently offer to schools and civic groups. Please see our ECO-CYCLERS brochure for more information and contact us at to obtain more detailed program descriptions, standards alignment and to schedule a visit.

Recycle Beaufort County - Newsletter and Recycling Reminders

Our newsletter includes up to date information on recycling information, special collection events, education programs, Adopt A Highway, Keep Beaufort County Beautiful and much more ! Please enjoy our Spring 2015 newsletter. Be sure to check out our RecycleMore Beaufort County recycle reminder #1 all about plastics.

Economic and Environmental Benefits from Recycling

Recycling has a big economic impact in South Carolina, generates new jobs, local and state growth and provides opportunities for new business. The below number are provided by the 40by2020 Partnership, RecycleMoreSC.

  • There are 22,403 jobs attributable to recycling in S.C.
  • There is a total economic impact of 54,121 jobs in the Palmetto State
  • 44% increase in recycling employment from 2006 to 2014 = 4.7% annual growth rate
  • Average annual wage is $40,203 (vs. average wage in SC for all jobs of $38,700)
  • A total of $2.7 billion in labor income generated annually*
  • There are more than 520 recycling-related companies in S.C.
  • $329 million in state & local taxes each year*
  • The average number of employees per company is 63, while the median number of employees is 14
  • 63.8% of respondents indicate they are planning an expansion in 2014 at an average of 3.5 employees each - with 521 firms in the industry, this implies 332 firms will expand in 2014, projecting to add an additional 1,162 employees in 2014
  • 89% of respondents indicate recycling is a growing industry, with an average annual growth rate of 19%
  • In just 8 years, the industry has doubled its annual total economic impact: from $6.5 billion in 2006 to $13 billion in 2014

The above statistics are provided by the 40by2020 Partnership, a group of public and private stakeholders providing information and resources to help South Carolina reach a recycling goal of 40% by the year 2020. This information and more provided on .