The Town of Summerville will re-establish single-stream recycling curbside collections on Monday, June 28, 2021. This will allow Town of Summerville residents and some businesses to recycle more than paper and cardboard. All recyclables including glass, plastic, metal, paper, and cardboard can be combined in the same recycling container. Town Council voted to approve an agreement with Charleston County that will allow residents to have their recycling materials delivered to and processed at the Materials Recovery Facility in North Charleston. The vote was made at a special called council meeting on Monday, April 26. Single Stream Recycling

Carolina Waste, the Town’s waste collection provider, will collect the recycling materials in the same 65-gallon blue lid container currently used for recycling. Weekly collections will continue on the same service day, which is the same day as garbage collections. Residents are encouraged to participate in single-stream recycling and ensure only appropriate materials are being properly disposed of by reviewing the list of items that can and cannot be recycled.

The change in Summerville’s recycling program will decrease the amount of materials being disposed in the landfill at a minimal cost of approximately $12 per year per household. 

In an effort to inform the public about changes to recycling, the Town will send notifications via U.S. Mail while also utilizing social media


Beginning August 1, 2018, Carolina Waste will recycle the following items listed below. Note that only your 65-gallon recycling roll cart will be emptied for recycling.

Recyclable Materials

Accepted recyclable materials include:


  • Catalogs
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Mail
  • Newspaper (including advertising supplements)
  • Phone books


  • 12-pack beverage boxes
  • Cereal boxes
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Frozen food packages (TV dinner boxes)
  • Juice boxes
  • Shipping boxes (broken down and no larger than 3 feet)

Non-recyclable items include food, glass, plastic, styrofoam, rubber bands, plastic bags, soiled paper, tissue paper, paper towels and wax-coated paper. Please call Carolina Waste at 843-576-1100 with any questions.