Recycling in the City of Greenville

Wrap it and Pack It Eco Style

Wrapping paper without metal, foil or cellophane material is recyclable, however its high-clay and low-paper content make it difficult to recycle. Instead, get creative and choose reused/reusable alternatives like comics, posters, maps, blueprints, or calendars (all recyclable), fabric, reusable paper or cloth gift bags or bandannas.

Shipping Recyclable

For shipping, replace foam or bubble wrap with balled up newspaper or magazine pages.

Stop Junk Mail

Visit DMA Choice to stop unwanted mail.

Holiday Lights

Holiday string lights and extension cords can NOT be placed inside of your recycling carts or dropped off at recycling centers. However, local metal recyclers will accept them and scrap them for the copper. Please contact local metal recyclers in your area.

Poster: Thank You, Greenville! Our curbside recycling rate is 76%. One Bin, All In

In 2016, the City converted from a manual recycling collection system, which uses people and traditional rear loading vehicles, to an automated collection system, which uses vehicles with robotic arms mounted on the side to pick up and empty the recycle containers. The new system is safer and enables us to be more effective and efficient.

As part of the transition, we replaced our customers' existing recycle bins with new 95-gallon roll carts. The new carts have lids, which keep the materials contained and dry; wheels, which make them easier to get to the curb and much more room for bulky items and plenty of recyclables. More about cart care

New Customers

If you recently moved into a new home, call 864-467-4345 to request a cart and find out what your collection day is. See collection zone map below.