Plastic garbage bags used to collect recycling at your home cannot be recycled. Plastic bags get tangled in equipment and contaminate recyclables. Charleston County asks everyone to please place recyclables loose in the blue collection dumpsters, not inside plastic bags of any kind. A NPR article on plastic collection bags and recycling can be found here. If you need additional blue home collection bins please let me know.
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Charleston County does not accept recycling contaminated with household garbage; contaminated recycling is disposed of in the trash. Dewees Island does not get charged for the disposal of clean recycling in recycling dumpsters but we do get charged for the disposal of trash dumpsters and contaminated recycling dumpsters.
For more information on what can and cannot be recycled please click here