Recycling is conducted, island wide on Wednesday, year round. All recycling bins must be placed curbside the morning of this collection by 7:00am. If you have subscribed to twice weekly backdoor service, your recycling bin will be collected at the house on this day. Yard debris service takes place on Thursday and must be place at the curb by 7:00am.
Recycling gives each of us a way to help the environment by preserving our natural resources, saving energy and turning trash into useful products. Charleston County and Kiawah Island are required by state laws to reduce garbage disposal and the best way is to do this is through recycling.
We offer single stream recycling: All materials can be placed in your recycling containers. The materials accepted include:
Aluminum: Clean beverage cans, foil and pie plates
Steel Cans: Rinsed and clean metal food and beverage cans and empty aerosol cans. Labels are okay.
Glass: Rinsed and unbroken jars and bottles. Remove and throw away all lids.
Plastic Containers: All plastics with a recycling symbol. Please Rinse soda bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles, etc. No plastic bags.
Newspapers: Junk mail, magazines, office paper, brown paper bags, catalogs & phone books.
Cardboard Corrugated Cardboard. The Containers at Kestal Court and the Municipal Center accepts broken down and flattened corrugated cardboard boxes.
WE CANNOT RECYCLE window glass, plate glass, light bulbs, mirrors, plastic grocery bags, plastic flower trays or any item you don't see here. Product quality is very important. (If you are unsure if the item is recyclable or not, then look for the universal recycling symbol, before you place it in a recycling container).