Recycling Facts

Florence County thanks each business/industry that participated in the survey and applauds your effort to help increase recycling in the County!

Businesses in Florence County recycled materials such as plastics, metals, batteries, paper/paperboard, fluorescent lights and tires. Their efforts increased the total tonnage for the County to 119,586.4 tons.

Note: Listed tons are the totals from the SW Manned collections stations and the City/Towns recycling figures. Total tonnage figure is a combination of listed tons and recycling information provided by businesses that participated in the 2004 survey.


In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007 Florence County recycled:

  • 393.64 Tons of Metal
  • 4,914.59 Tons of Paper/Paperboard
  • 279.29 Tons of Plastics
  • 104.41 Tons of Used Oil
  • 3.25 Tons of Used Oil Filters
  • 678.67 Tons of Waste Tires


In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, Florence County recycled:

  • 90.42 Tons of Metal
  • 1,003.17 Tons of Paper/Paperboard
  • 117.73 Tons of Plastics
  • 90.44 Tons of Used Oil
  • .85 Tons of Used Oil Filters
  • 829.85 Tons of Waste Tires
  • 3,533.0 Tons of Yard Waste into Compost


In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, Florence County recycled:

  • 52.80 Tons of Metal
  • 1,162.25 Tons of Paper/Paperboard
  • 181.48 Tons of Plastics
  • 95.73 Tons of Used Oil
  • 3.20 Tons of Used Oil Filters
  • 402.07 Tons of Waste Tires
  • 4,663.00 Tons of Yard Waste into Compost


In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, Florence County recycled:

  • 11,613.34 Tons of Metal
  • 205,613.34 Tons of Paper/Paperboard
  • 109.16 Tons of Plastics
  • 153.67 Tons of Used Oil
  • 421.04 Tons of Waste Tires


In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002 Florence County recycled:

  • 138.9 Tons of Metal
  • 6,037.1 Tons of Paper/Paperboard
  • 109.16 Tons of Plastics
  • 153.67 Tons of Used Oil
  • 421.04 Tons of Waste Tires

Beginning Monday, February 3, 2020, all manned sites are open from 7 AM to 7 PM Monday through Saturday. Holiday closures will be posted on the homepage.

Contact Information

Kathy Nephew, County Recycling Coordinator

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

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Telephone for site assistance after 5PM or Weekends
Waste Management: (843) 413-3013

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

Attention City of Florence Residents

For curbside recycling bins or other solid waste/recycling
issues in the City please call the City of Florence Recycling Office at: 843-665-3236.

County Electronic Recycling Locations

  • Ebenezer Site, 359 S. Ebenezer Rd., Florence
  • Effingham Site, 6760 Friendfield Rd., Effingham
  • Lake City Site, 1228 E. Main St., Lake City
  • Johnsonville Site, 230 W. Egg Farm Rd., Johnsonville

Florence County does NOT pay for materials recycled!

Mattress recycling – Instead of sending to the landfill think about recycling your old mattress and/or box spring with local company Nine Lives Mattress Recycling at 837 N. Pamplico Hwy in Pamplico, call 843-916-9753. Normally a $5 charge per item; check for additional pricing for king size, etc. This action will save the county (and your family) in landfill disposal costs, plus boost recycling in Florence County.

Paint disposal – the County will accept old paint as long as the paint in the can has been completely absorbed using cat litter, shredded paper, etc.; then the can may be disposed of in the regular household trash. Suggest trying first to recycle by donating to Habitat for Humanity as a base coat for housing projects or check with local paint stores for recycling/takeback programs.