Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What items can be recycled in Berkeley County?

  • Mixed Paper, and Corrugated Cardboard can be recycled at any of the convenience centers or recycling drop off sites.
  • Aluminum and steel cans can be recycled at the convenience centers only

 

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 NOT accept cooking oil.

 

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?

Double axle trailers up to 12 feet are allowed. Box trucks and trailers longer than 12 feet are prohibited.  Dump trucks are also prohibited

 

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

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
CLOSED Sundays and Wednesdays

 

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 http://www.scdhec.gov/HomeAndEnvironment/Recycling/