At CCSD, all of our schools and facilities have access to and participate in recycling through the District's partnership with Charleston County Environmental Management. Whether its students, teachers, adminstrators, day porters, parents, or visitors using CCSD facilities, recycling affects everyone and is an integral part of the District's Sustainable Schools Initiative. Check out the recycling education resources below, including our new Recycling in the Classroom Digital Education Package, to see how you can participate and keep our schools healthy and sustainable.
What's New This Year?
WEEKLY Curbside Service
All CCSD schools who had regular bi-weekly curbside cart service now have weekly curbside recycling service!
Check out the 2016-2017 Recycling Pick-Up Schedule below to see what day your school will receive service during the school year.
*Please note that schools with large dropboxes will still have on-call service as usual.
Are You Recycling Right?
Before you visit the blue bin, check out our How to Sort Your Waste and Recycling Right at Work flyers below to make sure you are placing accepted materials into the recycling waste stream.
NEW: No Shredded Paper and No Plastic Bags
Charleston County is no longer be able to accept shredded paper in its recycling collection. Options to dispose of shredded paper include: placement in the compost waste stream (where applicable), the trash/landfill stream, or recycling through a third party organization such as Shred-It, etc.
Effective immediately, please do not bag your recyclables. Place items loose in your recycling carts, not inside plastic bags or boxes.
Recycling in the Classroom Digital Education Package
Recycling in the Cafeteria
What's Recyclable in My Cafeteria?: Middle & High School
SmartMouth Pizza Box Recycling
Recycle your SmartMouth Pizza Boxes in middle and high schools!
Alternative Recycling Program
Terracycle: Get paid for your recycling?!
TerraCycle's goal is to help eliminate the idea of waste. Terracycle does this by creating collection and solution programs for all kinds of typically non-recyclable waste. In essence, turning the non-recyclable, recyclable. This is accomplished by creating waste collection programs, “brigades,” and turning the collected waste into new products ranging from recycled park benches to upcycled backpacks. Currently, there are more than 40 brigade programs available to join with no limits on the number of brigades to which you can belong.
To start collecting today, sign up and join a brigade! There are brigades for many different waste streams ranging from food packaging such as candy wrappers to school supplies like Elmer's Glue to electronics such as graphing calculators and even one for shoes!
Plastics Bags and Film Recycling
Looking for a place to recycling your plastic grocery bags and plastic film? While Charleston County Environmental Management cannot take plastic bags and film, other third party groups will recycle them for free in your community!
Enter your zipcode to find the drop-off location nearest you and start a collection program today at your school. Only drop-off clean and dry plastic items please!
Plastic bag and film items accepted include: furniture and electronic wrap, retail and plastic bags labeled #2 and #4, zip close food storage bags, plastic cereal box liners, plastic shipping envelopes, case wrap, and any other film packaging or bag that has the How2Recycle Label shown at right
Cell Phones, Digital Cameras, Graphing Calculators, and GPS Recycling
Have an old cell phone, broken camera, graphic calculator, or GPS? Send your used e-waste items over to the Green Team at 75 Calhoun Street to have them included in the District and the City of Charleston's Terracycle electronics recycling brigade today!
- Check out the flyer on how it works!
- Send all items via interoffice courier to:
Ricoh Print Shop, ATTN: Keannette Perez, 75 Calhoun St