Recycling Centers:

Monday - Saturday
7:00AM - 7:00PM
**Closed Wednesday**

Recycling Brochure

Seneca C&D Landfill:

15031 Wells Hwy
Seneca, SC 29678
Monday - Saturday
7:15AM - 3:45PM
All must enter before 3:30PM
All must exit by 3:45PM

Mulch Sales at Landfill:

Wednesday - Friday
7:30AM - 12:00PM
12:45PM - 3:30PM
Subject to availability
(Call before you come)

Solid Waste Department

COVID19 Update - 06/01/2020

Oconee County Solid Waste, along with Oconee County Administration and EOC, is working on a slow but methodical return to full recycling capacity. The recycling of materials that have the potential to transport the Covid-19 virus and are directly handled by staff such as paper, glass jars and bottles, and plastic have been put on hold until the Covid-19 virus is no longer deemed a threat to the safety of Oconee County employees. These materials are all directly handled by residents and most bottles have come in direct contact with residents hands and mouths. Plastic and glass are the most porous of the materials which has been stated as the materials on which the virus can thrive for days, estimates being anywhere from 6-17 days per the CDC. Therefore, we ask that residents not hoard materials to recycle but to place all non-accepted materials into the garbage compactor to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus. You can place aluminum cans and steel cans directly into the scrap metal bin at this time, in order to lighten your load. For the past several weeks, the cases in Oconee County have continued to increase. We are still one of the lowest in the state, which tends to lean to the idea that practices that have been put in place have helped slow the spread.

Currently, we are monitoring the information provided by the CDC, SC DHEC, and the Governor’s office. Once the numbers start to decline, we will begin to slowly institute paper first, then plastic and then glass. When we start collecting the items again (which we will once the situation with the virus is better understood), we will announce it here on our website, on our Facebook page which is named Oconee County Solid Waste and Recycling, and as a Public Service Announcement on WGOG and the Daily Journal.

COVID19 Press Release - 03/24/2020 (PDF Version)

In order to continue efforts to protect the health and well-being of both citizens and staff, Oconee County Recycling Centers will no longer be accepting certain recyclable materials. This is a temporary measure.

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, Oconee County Recycling Centers will no longer accept plastic, glass, paper products, or aluminum cans for recycling. These items require manual sorting, and viruses may cling to surfaces for an extended period of time, putting staff at risk for exposure to COVID-19 or Coronavirus. The Recycling Centers will continue to accept regular household garbage, cardboard, scrap metal, and tires.

Oconee County Recycling Centers will maintain customary hours of operation: Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Recycling Centers are closed Wednesdays and Sundays.

Normal operations and the acceptance of plastic, glass, paper products, and aluminum cans will resume once the threat of the COVID-19 or Coronavirus has passed and Oconee County will continue to provide additional information as the situation evolves. Please be patient as County staff are doing the best they can to continue to serve its citizens during this time.

Oconee County Recycling Centers:

Are for household trash and recyclables use only. All recyclables should be as clean as possible and not contain food, liquid, dirt, etc. All recyclables should be placed in the appropriate container at the recycling centers.
Please Note:
Any waste not disposed of in the proper container on Oconee County property, will be considered open dumping and investigated by Oconee County Sheriff's Office.

Items Accepted At Recycling Centers:

  • Aluminum Cans
    (Only aluminum beverage containers accepted.)
  • Antifreeze
    (No additional fluids allowed.)
  • Appliances And Scrap Metal
    (All appliances with metal parts including stoves, washers, dryers, bikes, refrigerators, grills, clothes hangers, steel cans, and pots. NO electronics.)
  • Batteries, Lead Acid
    (Used automotive, marine, and lawn mower.)
  • Batteries, Rechargeable
    (Batteries from small electronics; NO alkaline batteries.)
  • Cardboard
    (Clean and dry, NO Styrofoam or plastic.)
  • Cooking Oil
    (Cooking oil ONLY. Lard is NOT accepted.)
  • Electronics
    (Accepted at the donation boxes; only flat screen televisions and monitors
    (no CRT's). Please see attendant with questions.)
  • Eyeglasses And Hearing Aids
  • Glass
    (Clear, green, and brown glass bottles and jars are accepted; NO mirrors, light bulbs, window panes or tempered glass.)
  • Mixed Paper
    (Copy paper, packing paper, paper bags, cereal-type:boxes and junk mail; NO paper towels, tissues, or food wrappings)
  • Newspapers
    (Dry newspapers; NO paper towels or food wrappings.)
  • Oil
    (Motor oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid.)
  • Used Motor Oil Filters And Bottles
  • Plastic
    (Rinsed plastic beverage bottles, jars, and jugs. Look for the recycling arrows
    (with a #1 through #7) on the bottom of these containers.)
  • Textiles
    (Clean clothes accepted at the donation boxes.)
  • Mattresses(*only at Strawberry Farm Recycling Center)

Seneca Construction & Demolition (C&D) Landfill:

Acceptable Items:

  • Yard Debris
  • Land Clearing Debris
  • Construction And Demolition Debris
  • Furniture
  • Fiberglass Boats (cut Into 4 Ft. Sections)
  • Pool Liners.

Unacceptable Items:

  • Household Trash
  • Electronics (including Televisions)
  • Cardboard
  • Metal
  • Liquid Paint Or other Liquids
  • Friable Asbestos
  • Pcb's
  • Items That Have been In Contact With Petroleum, Pesticides, preservatives, Or Solvents.
Non-Friable asbestos is accepted. Fees and DHEC disposal permit do apply.
For an asbestos permit please call DHEC at 803-898-4289. For more detailed information about disposing of non-friable asbestos please call 864-888-1440.

Littering And Open Dumping: Littering and illegal dumping should be reported to the Sheriff's Department at 864-638-4111 or

Burn Barrells: Burning trash is illegal. Like our open burning brochure says "lf it doesn't grow, don't burn it". For open burning of yard debris outside city or town limits, you should call the toll free number for the county in which you live. A list of these numbers can be found on the internet.

Our Mission

It is the mission of Oconee County to provide our current and future citizens and visitors quality services while protecting our communities, heritage, environment and natural resources, in an ever-changing world.


Oconee County – A diverse, growing, safe, vibrant community guided by rural traditions and shaped by natural beauty; where employment, education and recreation offer a rich quality of life for all generations, both today and tomorrow.


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