Recycling Center

Take Your Tree to a "Mulch" Better Place


 Don’t let your beautiful Christmas tree end up buried with the ugly trash. Take your Christmas tree to a “mulch” better place.   Recycle your Christmas tree with the annual “Grinding of the Greens” sponsored by Sumter County Keep America Beautiful, Clemson Extension Service, Sumter County Public Works, and the City of Sumter Public Services.

The purpose of the “Grinding of the Greens” is to reduce the number of trees going into the landfill and to provide mulch to residents.  Each tree can take up three to five cubic feet of space.  Landscape refuse such as leaves, grass clippings, limbs and even Christmas trees accounts for approximately 20 percent of the waste dumped in our landfills.  These valuable organic materials can easily be recycled and added back to the landscape as mulch.

Sumter County Convenience Centers Holiday Hours


Listed below are the holiday hours for the Sumter County Convenience Centers. 

      Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 (Christmas Eve)      7:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 (Christmas Day)          Closed

      Convenience centers will open at regular time on Wednesday, December 26th (7:00 am – 7:00 pm)

      Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 (New Year’s Eve)     7:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 (New Years Day)       Closed

       Convenience centers will open at regular time on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 (7:00 am - 7:00 pm)

Frying Turkey? Don't Forget to Recycle Your Cooking Oil


With Thanksgiving approaching, many of you will be deep frying turkeys and then you will have a few gallons of cooking oil left over. What do you do with used cooking oil? Recycle your used cooking oil, whether it is from frying a turkey or french fries. Sumter County accepts used vegetable-based cooking oil from residents for recycling at the county’s recycling centers. Any type of liquid vegetable oil (i.e., peanut, corn, canola, olive, etc) is accepted. The cooking oil will be processed and converted into biodiesel.

Stamey Livestock Road Recycling Center Opens Nov. 12th


The new Stamey Livestock Road Convenience/Recycling Center, located at 1980 Stamey Livestock Road, will open on Monday, 12 November 2012.  This site is located approximately 1/2 mile from the intersection of Broad Street Extension and Stamey Livestock Road.  Just a reminder that all County Convenience/Recycling Centers are for residential use only.   Items accepted at all county sites:  household garbage, white goods, brown goods, plastic, aluminum cans, glass.

Stamey Livestock Recycling Center Opening Delayed


The Stamey Livestock Road Convenience/Recycling Center, located at 2680 Stamey Livestock Road, was closed on October 1, 2012. This site will be relocated to 1980 Stamey Livestock Road and was expected to open on October 15, 2012.   Due to circumstances beyond our control, the opening date has been delayed.  We expect to open the new center within the next 30 days.  Please check back often for updates.

Fluorescent Bulbs & CFLs Now Accepted for Recycling


Residents can now recycle fluorescent bulbs at all Sumter County Recycling Centers.  Bulbs accepted include the 4-foot and 8-foot “tubes” along with the newer compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs).  You must give your bulb(s) to the attendant on duty at the recycling center.  The bulb(s) will be placed by the attendant in a lined box and shipped to an approve facility for recycling.  

 For a complete list of items accepted download the file below:

Used Oil


            Don’t pour Sumter’s future down the drain, instead GOFER IT! GOFER stands for Give Oil For Energy Recovery.  The GOFER program started in 1990 when Santee-Cooper collected approximately 650 gallons of used oil from do-it-yourselfers over two days as part of Earth Day awareness.  A public-private partnership was later formed to promote public awareness on the proper disposal of used oil.  The S.C. Used Oil Partnership includes Santee Cooper, SC DHEC, the S.C. Petroleum Council and the S.C. Department of Transportation.


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