Household Hazardous & Electronic Waste

Hazardous Waste
To dispose of household hazardous waste, homeowners can participate in the Town's quarterly collections. 

  • Thursday, September 12, 2024
  • Thursday, December 5, 2024
If you cannot participate in the Town's collection dates, you can transport items to the Bees Ferry Landfill or the Wadmalaw Convenience Center. Hazardous material cannot be placed at the curb. Proof of residency is required to utilize the landfill and convenience center. Full-time residents can provide proof of residency by their ID. Part-time residents will need a bill (showing a Charleston property address proving property ownership) and their ID.


The following items will be accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection:

Electronics
Computers, monitors, printers, and TVs. 

Household Cleaners & Polishes
Kitchen and bathroom cleaners, glass cleaners, bleach, ammonia, drain openers, oven cleaners, rug and upholstery cleaners, and silver, copper, and chrome polishes.
      
Pesticides & Repellents
Weed killers, insecticides, fungicides, slug bait, rose dust, mothballs, flea powder, insect and tick repellents, rodent baits, wood preservatives, lawn fertilizer, and pesticide combination products.

Batteries
Household batteries, car batteries, battery acid, and NiCad batteries. 
Used Motor Oil
In South Carolina, residents are required by law to recycle used motor oil. If you get oil changes at a dealership or automotive store, the business recycles the oil on-site. If you change your own oil, you must recycle it.
      
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL)
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs, or CFL's are accepted at household hazardous waste collections, but not accepted during curbside collections. This is because CFL's have a high probability of breaking and releasing mercury into solid waste trucks. Drivers exposed to mercury are in danger of negative health risks.

Paints & Solvents
Water-base (latex) or oil-base paint, paint thinner, rust remover, turpentine, and furniture stripper.


Electronic Waste
To dispose of electronic waste, homeowners must transport items to the Bees Ferry Landfill. Electronic waste cannot be placed at the curb. Proof of residency is required to utilize the landfill. Full-time residents can provide proof of residency by their ID. Part-time residents will need a bill (showing a Charleston property address proving property ownership) and their ID.

Examples of Electronic Waste: Computers, Monitors, Printer, TVs