Florence County is steadily improving and ever committed to achieving an environmentally sensible surrounding through its recycling efforts.

Business Electronics Recycling

If you are a business looking to recycle a small quantity of electronics, for a listing of vendors, go to: Small-Quantity eWaste

Businesses having large quantities of electronics to be recycled, go to: Large-Quantity eWaste

You can click on “R2 certified” and “e-Stewards Recyclers” to view lists of recycling facilities that have met the state’s recovery standards.

Single-Stream Recycling

Transition from Sorted to Single-Stream

Residents do not need to pre-sort recyclables! Florence County has now converted to single stream recycling.
All types of material may be placed in the recycling container/s at the manned sites. These include: Plastics – all types of plastic containers; Paper – office paper, magazines, newspaper & inserts; Cans – aluminum and steel; Cardboard, Paperboard (e.g. cereal boxes, shoe boxes) and Glass.

Separate containers are available for the following commodities: METAL, BROWN GOODS, TIRES, E-scrap (electronics – everything with a cord), YARD WASTE, USED OIL and USED OIL FILTERS.

Single stream recycling reduces costs and increases the amount of product recycled!

Advantages of single stream:
• Recyclable items do not have to be sorted prior to bringing to the MCC, saving citizens valuable time and effort.
MCC staff time is reduced by eliminating the monitoring of multiple bins which frees attendants to be available to serve citizens in other areas.
• The recyclable items are transported collectively , reducing transportation costs. Once at the central processing location, items are sorted by machine to be sold in bulk, further reducing the cost of man power and transportation which reduces taxpayer dollars in solid waste fees.

If you have further questions concerning this matter, please contact Kathy Nephew, Recycling Coordinator at 843-292-1603. City of Florence residents, please contact Chuck Pope at 843-665-3236.

Recycling Centers

Drop off sites:

Site 1 Greenwood 2325 Carnell Drive Florence 29505
Site 2 Airport 708 South Stadium Road Florence 29506
Site 3 Quinby 1508 East Marion Hwy. Florence 29506
Site 4 Timmonsville 1840 S Warren Street Timmonsville 29161
Site 5 Pamplico 411 South Oak Street Pamplico 29583
Site 6 Coward 3315 US 52 Hwy. Coward 29530
Site 7 Lake City 273 North Church Street Lake City 29560
Site 8 Landfill 2616 Paper Mill Road Florence 29506
Site 9 Effingham 6760 Friendfield Road Effingham 29541
Site 10 Hannah 3648 Tree Haven Pamplico 29583
Site 11 Paul Jones 4807 Buddy’s Lane Effingham 29541
Site 12 Ebenezer 359 South Ebenezer Road Florence 29501
Site 13 Olanta 4212 Chandler Road Olanta 29114
Site 14 Johnsonville 230 West Egg Farm Road Johnsonville 29555
Site 15 Cusaac 5169 Sardis Hwy. Timmonsville 29161

Hours:7AM – 7PM, Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, CLOSED: Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday
Sites Collect: Cans (aluminum, steel), plastic, glass (brown, green, clear), paper (newspaper and inserts, cardboard), aluminum pans, foil, lead-acid batteries, white goods, used oil, yard waste

  • All manned convenience centers accept household garbage

Additional used motor oil collection sites


  • City fire station, W. Palmetto St. (Used oil filters also accepted)
  • City fire station, Edisto St. (Used oil filters also accepted)
  • Advance Auto, 931 Irby St.
  • Advance Auto, 1802 West Evans St.
  • Auto Zone, 830 S. Irby St.

Lake City

  • Advance Auto, Hwy. 52 and Ron McNair Blvd.
  • Auto Zone, 215 S. Ron McNair Blvd.

For more information, call 1-800-768-7348 or write DHEC’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

Contact Information

Kathy Nephew, Recycling Coordinator

Phone: (843) 292-1603
Fax: (843) 292-1607

180 N. Irby St., MSC-G
Florence, SC 29501