County expands single stream recycling program to 19,000 additional homes

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Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department is expanding the single stream residential recycling program again to further efforts to make recycling more convenient for residents.

Beginning today, Monday, October 22, residents of the neighborhoods selected for Phase IV will receive 95-gallon roll carts. Phase IV neighborhoods, totaling 19,000 homes, are located in Mount Pleasant, James Island, North Charleston, West Ashley and the Isle of Palms.

Charleston County recycling crews will begin collection using the new method on Monday, Oct. 29 (collection days will remain the same). Residents are encouraged to retain their smaller recycling bins for use as recycling stations around their home, or they may stack their old, empty bins at the curb for pickup on the first day their new roll cart is serviced.

In January 2011, Environmental Management launched an automated, residential single stream recycling pilot called “All-In-One.” Based on the success of the pilot, which showed higher participation rates and a significant increase in the amount of tons collected, the department has been incrementally expanding this program across the County.

For more information on the single stream residential recycling, contact the Charleston County Environmental Management Department at (843) 720-7111, or visit

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