Darlington County Environmental Services

Darlington County Environmental Services

Darlington County Environmental Services - Recycling
1 Public Square, Room 210
Darlington, South Carolina  29532
Phone: (843) 398-4888

Recycling Department Function
To provide an everyday convenient living for the citizens of Darlington County to recycle and dispose of household garbage as well as yard debris. We have thirteen recycling centers located throughout Darlington County. Each of the recycling centers has containers for newspaper, plastic bottles, cardboard, household garbage. Etc. We do not at this time accept tires at the recycling centers. Tires must be drop off at the landfill.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where are the recycling centers located? When are the centers open?
A. Provided below is a map, a listing of all the recycling centers, and the hours of operation for each center.

Q. Do Darlington County Recycling Centers accept paint?
A. Yes. Only unusable paint that is completely dry may be taken to a recycling center. Let liquid paint air dry or fill can with kitty litter, sand or soil.

Q. How should I prepare recyclables?
A. Plastic, glass and metal cans should be rinsed, and cardboard boxes should be broken down.

Q. What to do with a mix load, such as trash, wood, glass, etc.?
A. In order to accept a mix load you must separate the items to be disposed of.

Q. What if I have a hot load?
A. Before dumping a hot load it must be completely out. Hot loads can and will cause fire in the landfill.

It's The Law!

  • All loads of trash or yard waste must be secured and covered by a tarp during transit to prevent litter. For more information, contact the Litter Control Coordinator at(843) 398-4011.
  • To report illegal dumping, call (843) 398-4011.

Used Motor Oil Collection

Used motor oil, oil filters and empty motor oil bottles are frequently disposed of improperly. One gallon of used motor oil poured on the ground or in a sewer system can contaminate as much as 1 million gallons of water.. often the very water we drink.

To make proper disposal easy and convenient, containers for used motor oil, oil filters and oil bottles can be found throughout Darlington County.


Items Recycled in Darlington County

  What To Recycle How To Recycle Where To Recycle
ALUMINUM CANS Beverage cans only - no pie pans, foil, etc. Rinse & crush. Recycling Stations
APPLIANCES AND SCRAP METAL Metal appliances and scrap metal Put in scrap metal box. Recycling Stations
BATTERIES, LEAD-ACID Car, truck, boat, motorcycle and utility vehicle If leaking, place in secure containers. Recycling Stations
CARDBOARD, CORRUGATED Corrugated and pasteboard (cereal) boxes - no plastic or wax-coated boxes Flatten. Must be clean and dry. Remove all packaging. Recycling Stations
GLASS BOTTLES AND JARS See details below. Discard caps and rinse. DO NOT BREAK! Recycling Stations
METAL "TIN" CANS All food cans - no aerosol (spray) cans, non-food cans (like shaving cream or cleaning products) Rinse cans well and push lids inside. Recycling Stations
MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS See details below. Do not tie or bag. Keep them dry. Recycling Stations
PLASTIC BOTTLES See details below. Rinse and flatten Recycling Stations
OIL, FILTERS AND OIL BOTTLES Used motor oil, filters and bottles from cars and trucks See details below. Recycling Stations
TEXTILES See details below. Clean and dry items only. Recycling Stations
TIRES Auto, pickup and truck tires (large tires accepted at landfill only). Four tires per day will be accepted with proof of residency in Darlington County. Landfill

Green, brown and clear food and beverage containers are the only types of glass accepted. Dishes, drinking glasses, pyrex, ceramic, window glass, mirrors and light bulbs ARE NOT accepted.

Newspapers, inserts and magazines with glossy pages are accepted. Items including books, writing or office paper, unwanted mail and wrapping paper ARE NOT accepted.


Soft drink bottles, milk jugs and most plastic bottles marked by a #1 or #2 recycling symbol are accepted. Plastic bags and styrofoam ARE NOT accepted.

No more than 10 gallons of Used motor oil will be accepted per visit. Do not remove caps on bottles. Drain oil filters completely (puncture oil filters to drain completely). Antifreeze, gasoline, paint thinner and solvents ARE NOT accepted.

Clothing, shoes, belts, purses, hats, towels, household linens, blankets and clean stuffed animals are collected for reuse.

Recycle Center and Landfill Map
Darlington County Recycle Center and Landfill Map
Recycling Center Locations
1 Society Hill Station
212 E. Depot St.
2 Antioch Station
2425 Antioch Rd. (behind Antioch School)
3 Old Ruby Road Station
1218 Old RubyRd. (beside Dixie Youth Baseball Field)
4 Pine Ridge Station
2229 W. Old Camden Rd. (across from the Robinson Plant)
5 Bay Road Station
1332 Bay Rd., (1/4 mile off Hwy. 151, W.Bobo Newsom Hwy.)
6 East Lydia Station
315 E. Lydia Hwy.(1/4 mile east ofLee's Crossroads on Hwy. 34)
7 Dovesville Station
250 Dovesville Hwy. (1/2 mile west of Hwy. 52)
8 Smith Avenue Station
715 Phillips St., Darlington (corner of Smith Ave.)
9 West Mclver Road Station
424 W. Mclver Rd. (near Hwy. 340 and the drag strip)
10 East Mclver Road Station
1318 E. Mclver Rd. (across from Pee Dee Electric Co-op)
11 Syracuse Station
3204 Lamar Hwy. (Hwy. 401 at Syracuse Community Rd.)
12 Lamar Station
601 Bay Branch Rd
13 Centerville Station
319 Centerville Road
 L  Darlington County Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill
NO FEE is charged to Darlington County residents using this landfill. HOURS: Mon. - Fri. 8a.m. - 4 p.m., Sat. 8a.m. - Noon. Check in at Scale House.
Mon. - Fri. 7a.m. - 7p.m., Sat. 8a.m. - 7 p.m., CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY - Stations 2, 4, 6,7, 9,10 and 11.

During winter months, stations close at 6p.m.


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