Recycling Special Events

Christmas Tree RECYCLING

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. All trees must be free of debris such as ornaments, tinsel, ribbons, and lights.  Trees are ground into mulch at Twin Chimneys Landfill.  

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)

The locations listed are open until late January. Curbside pick-up within the city limits will continue for as long as needed.

MULCH

Mulch is available 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.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS RECYCLING

Holiday string lights and extension cords can NOT be placed inside of your recycling carts or dropped off at recycling centers. However, local metal recyclers will accept them and scrap them for the copper. Please contact local metal recyclers in your area.

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:

  • Stone Avenue Recycling Center (800 East Stone Avenue)
  • North Greenville Recycling Center (514 Rutherford Road)

E-Waste Recycling & Shredding

The City of Greenville holds Shredding & E-Waste Recycling Events in spring and fall, at the Public Works campus, located at 475 Fairforest Way. At this free event, citizens can dispose of unwanted electronics and have their sensitive documents destroyed and recycled securely.

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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. Four shredding trucks will be onsite and paper will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until they are full.

City residents and businesses can also drop off the following items for free during this special event: TVs, computer monitors, keyboards, mice, wires, circuit boards, CPUs, scanners and printers. There is a strict limit of 10 electronic items per person. 

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, masks will be required. For more information, visit recycle.greenvillesc.gov or call 467-8300.