Recycling in Myrtle Beach

By Marissa Polascak
April 16, 2018

Recycling is important to the environment, and with so much coastal beauty and lowcountry landscapes in our area, why wouldn’t we want to try our hardest to protect the nature around us from harmful litter?

Each person in Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas can do their part to help protect the environment by recycling products that can be reused instead of putting them in a landfill with non-recyclable items.

For those of you who live in Myrtle Beach or may be visiting the Grand Strand, here is some helpful information about recycling in Myrtle Beach:

Things to Recycle

• Plastic bottles, containers, and jugs

•Glass bottles and jars

•Tin, steel, aluminum, and aerosol cans

•Newspapers, junk mail, and magazines

•Shredded paper may be recycled but must be placed in a clear plastic bag

Note: Please be sure to rinse any dirty bottles, jars, or containers before placing them in your blue recycling bin.

See a full list of recyclable items from the Solid Waste Authority here.

Recycling in Myrtle Beach

Those who live inside of Myrtle Beach City Limits have the convenience of curbside recycling pick-ups. Myrtle Beach uses a single-stream method of recycling, which means that all of your different recyclables go into the free green bin provided by the city. Recyclables are picked up on the same day as other trash pickups. Those who recycle a lot can opt for a 64-gallon or 96-gallon large blue roll-out bin for just $2 a month. You may also choose a 48-gallon or 64-gallon green roll-out bin for the same price.

Residents can also take their recyclables to the solid waste transfer station on Mr. Joe White Avenue in Myrtle Beach.

To learn more about pick-up schedules and how to get your own recycling bin, contact the City of Myrtle Beach Solid Waste Department at (843) 918-2160 or click here.

Recycling in North Myrtle Beach

The City of North Myrtle Beach provides residents with standard size and roll-out recycling bins for free. The roll-out bins come in two sizes: 48-gallon or 64-gallon, and are subject to availability. Replacement fees apply if a bin is lost or stolen. Recyclables are picked up curbside on the same day that household trash and yard waste are picked up. Bins must be on the street no later than 7 a.m. on the designated collection day for your neighborhood. Different types of recyclables may be placed in the same bin.

North Myrtle Beach also has a drop-off facility for your recyclables on 6th Avenue South and Bay Street. There is also a cardboard collection facility at the solid waste transfer station.

For more info about recycling in North Myrtle Beach, contact the North Myrtle Beach Sanitation Department at (843) 280-5537 or click here.

Recycling in Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach residents can request a free recycling cart from the town’s public works department. Recyclables must be placed in these bins without a bag. There is a list of recyclable items listed on the lid of each bin to make recycling easier. Recycling bins will be serviced curbside each Friday by an automated arm truck. Because of this, carts must be placed with arrows facing toward the street.

For more info about recycling in Surfside Beach, contact the Town of Surfside Beach Public Works Department at (843) 913-6360 or click here.

Recycling in Conway

Residents on Conway are provided with standard recycling bins free of charge upon request. There are also a limited number of 65-gallon blue roll-out bins that can be purchased for $46 each. Curbside pickup takes place once a week along with other trash pickup.

To learn more about recycling in Conway, contact the Conway Solid Waster Division at (843) 248-1760 or click here.