Recycling Special Events

Grinding of the Greens
The City of Greenville is once again sponsoring its annual “Grinding of the Greens” Christmas tree recycling program. For the convenience of city residents, trees can be placed at the curb for collection on regularly scheduled pick-up days or taken to one of four convenient locations for recycling. All trees must be free of debris such as ornaments, tinsel, ribbons and lights to be recycled. Drop-off locations include:

  • Holmes Park (Twin Lake Road & Holmes Drive)
  • Timmons Park (Oxford Street & Blackburn Street)
  • Gower Park (Laurel Creek Lane & Laurens Road)
  • West Greenville Community Center (8 Rochester Street)
A Christmas Tree lit up with red and orange lights
The locations listed above are open until late January. Curbside pick-up within the city limits will continue for as long as needed. Trees and trimmings are ground into mulch at Twin Chimneys Landfill. Call the Twin Chimneys Landfill at (864) 243-9672 for more information.
  
All holiday boxes, tissue paper and wrapping paper (except foil-lined) can be recycled at the curb and at the City’s Stone Avenue Recycling Center at 800 East Stone Avenue and North Greenville Recycling Center at 514 Rutherford Road.

Mulch


Trees and trimmings are ground into mulch at Twin Chimneys Landfill. Call the Twin Chimneys Landfill at (864) 243-9672 for more information. The Greenville County website also has more information about mulch.

Other Christmas Recycling


All holiday boxes, tissue paper and wrapping paper (except foil-lined) can be recycled at the curb and at the following locations:
  • City’s Stone Avenue Recycling Center at 800 East Stone Avenue
  • North Greenville Recycling Center at 514 Rutherford Road

Shredding & E-Waste Recycling Day 


The City holds this event two times a year - in the spring and fall - at the TD Convention Center, in the Crosrol parking lot. 

At this free event, citizens can dispose of unwanted electronics and have their sensitive documents destroyed and recycled in a secure manner. All paper to be shredded MUST be bagged or boxed, and each person is limited to three large trash bags or three small boxes of paper. Bags and boxes must be intact, with no rips or tears. Reusable bags, boxes or containers will be returned to you.

City residents and businesses can drop off the items listed below for free during this special event. There is a limit of 10 electronic items per person. The City no longer is accepting fluorescent bulbs for recycling.

•    Televisions
•    Computer monitors
•    Keyboards
•    Mice
•    Wires
•    Circuit boards
•    CPUs
•    Scanners
•    Printers
Earth-Machine compost bin

Compost Bins 



The city will be selling compost bins for $20, payable by cash or check, during the Shredding and E-Waste Recycling event.


For more information, visit recycle.greenvillesc.gov or call 864-467-8300.