Frequently Asked Questions

What items can be recycled in Berkeley County?


Glass, Aluminum & Steel Cans, #1-#7 Plastic Containers, Mixed Paper, and Corrugated Cardboard can be recycled at any of the nine convenience centers or twelve recycling drop off sites. 


Is curbside recycling available in Berkeley County?


Yes.  Call Republic Services at (843)873-4810 to set up your account for weekly single-stream curbside service for only $31.20 per year.  Recycling bins are available for purchase through Republic Services. 


What additional items are accepted at the nine Convenience Centers?


Used Motor Oil, filters, and bottles, Electronic-Scrap (TVs, computers, monitors, printers, up to 5 per day), Large Appliances, Scrap Metal, and Tires (up to 5 per day).


Does Berkeley County have a paint recycling program?


Berkeley County does not have a paint recycling program.  We recommend that unused paint be donated.  For disposal, paint must be hardened using a substance such as kitty litter or mortar mix before disposing into the regular trash.  The landfill cannot accept any liquids.


Will Berkeley accept mixed oil & gas or antifreeze?


Mixed oil and gas are accepted at the Gravel Hill Road, Oakley Road, and Ranger Drive Convenience Centers.  Antifreeze is accepted at the Oakley Road and Gravel Hill Convenience Centers.


May businesses use Berkeley County Recycling Drop Off Sites or Convenience Centers?


Businesses may use the Recycling Drop Off sites only for recycling cardboard and other co-mingle recyclables.  Businesses are not allowed to use our nine residential Convenience Centers.


Does Berkeley County accept cooking oil?


Berkeley County does accept cooking oil.  Please filter out any particulates prior to recycling cooking oil in the GOFER oil containers at all of the Convenience Centers.


Does Berkeley County recycle batteries?


Residents may recycle Lead Acid batteries, which include automotive, marine and lawn mower batteries at the convenience centers.  We also recycle Nickel-cadmium batteries, which include rechargeable batteries from cordless phones, cell phone, cameras, laptops, and power tools.


What kinds of vehicles are prohibited from Berkeley County Convenience Centers?


Dump trucks, box trucks such as U-hauls, double-axle trailers, or trailers longer than 10 feet are prohibited. 


What are the hours of operations at the nine Convenience Centers?


Oakley Road is open Monday-Saturday 7AM-7PM and Sunday 3PM-7PM.

All of the other sites are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 7AM-7PM and Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday 3PM-7PM.


Are there any additional resources concerning recycling in South Carolina? 


For example: household hazardous waste, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), etc. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) may be an additional resource at