Recycling Special Events

Earth Day 2017 event poster

Earth Day Compost Bin Sale - Saturday, April 22, 2017



Compost bins will be available for sale from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, at the Whole Foods parking lot, 1140 Woodruff Road. Bins cost $20 each. Habitat for Humanity will be on site to accept recycled furniture and household goods.

Earth Day Events - April 22, 2017

Time Event
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The City of Greenville will be onsite selling compost bins for $20. Cultivate a new life for your old stuff and a garden of fresh produce, all in one stop. After your spring-cleaning, bring any furniture or housewares you are no longer using to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore; they will be onsite with a big empty truck, ready to fill. 
11 a.m. to Noon Southern Om is hosting a free yoga class on the patio of Whole Foods (weather permitting, of course). Bring a mat, water, towel, and good vibes.
Noon to 2 p.m. Buddha Bowl pop up on the patio-grab a bowl of delicious grains and veggies for $7 (includes a drink)
Noon to 1 p.m. Learn about pollinators and their contributions to our ecosystem! Students from Fairforest Middle School and Dorman High School (a Whole Kids Foundation honeybee grant recipient) will show some beehive components and share their knowledge on bees’ significant role in maintaining a healthy planet.
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Kids’ Craft Hour! Join us in the café to repurpose a glass jar into a colorful candleholder. Bring your own wide-mouth jar (pasta sauce jars work great!) and we will provide the rest. This activity is free of charge and is suitable for children ages 5 and up.

Shredding & E-Waste Recycling Day - May 6, 2017



The City holds this event two times a year - in the spring and fall - at the TD Convention Center, in the Crosrol parking lot. The May 6 event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Loaves and Fishes will be on-site to accept donations during the event.

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

Christmas Tree Recycling


The City of Greenville is once again sponsoring its annual 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
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.