Recycling reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators, helps conserve natural resources, saves energy and prevents pollution.

Find out more about state and local recycling efforts for homes, schools and businesses at the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. 

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Solid Waste Management

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Cherokee County Landfill

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Convenience Centers

We ask that residents separate their own recyclables.

  • Recycling services are only available at specified convenience centers
  • Curbside recycling is only collected for schools and businesses.
    To inquire about curbside recycling pickup for your business, contact the Cherokee County Recycling Center.

Items acceptable for recycling:

  • Cardboard
  • Mixed paper
  • Plastic #1 and #2
  • Steel and aluminum cans
  • Short steel
  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Electronics (a $10 fee may apply)
  • Glass (brown, green, clear)
  • Waste oil
    •  Acceptable: Motor oil, gear oil, fuel oil, heating oil, diesel fuel, kerosene, automatic transmission fluid, power steering fluid, hydraulic fluid
    • Not acceptable: Water, brake fluid, antifreeze, refrigerant oil, paint thinner (or any substance used to clean paint brushes), gasoline, any solvent cleaner

Keep Cherokee County Clean

PalmettoPride sponsors a 24-hour, statewide Litter Busters Hotline for residents to report litterbugs.

If you spot someone tossing litter from their vehicle, call 877-7LITTER (877-754-8837) or click here.

Recycling Center
1602 Overbrook Drive
Gaffney, SC 29341

Hours of Operation

Mondays through Fridays:
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m

Phone: 864-487-2760
Fax: 864-487-6231

Gaylan Pennington, Recycling Center Manager
Email: [email protected]

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