Recycling helps save natural resources! For each ton of recycled glass used to make new glass, nine gallons of fuel are saved. When paper is made from recycled fibers, 58% less water is used - compared to making paper from raw materials.
Recycling helps save energy! One aluminum can saves enough energy to power a television set for one hour. Two gallons of used motor oil has enough energy to power the average home for 24 hours.
Recycling helps save landfill space! It costs tax payers millions of dollars to construct new landfills. The less that goes into a landfill, the longer it will last. To complete the recycling process, buy recycled products and those packaged in recycled material.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- Reduce the amount of waste you make
- Reuse as many products and packages as possible
- Recycle every possible material
Used Motor Oil, Bottles & Filters
Used motor oil, oil filters and empty motor oil bottles frequently are disposed of improperly. One gallon of used motor oil poured on the ground or in a sewer system can contaminate as much as 1 million gallons of water - often the very water we drink. To make proper disposal easy and convenient, containers for used motor oil, oil filters and oil bottles can be found at recycling centers throughout Orangeburg County.
Acceptable Recycling Items & Disposal
Do you know what items can and cannot be recycled? This list provides the most common items frequently recycled and how you can prepare them for the recycling process. For additional information on recycling, please visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control website. For directions and locations of all Collection Centers, please visit the Collection Center page.
|Item||Item Type||Preparation||Recycling Location|
|Aluminum Cans||Food and beverage cans||Rinse and flatten||All Collection Centers|
|Appliances (White Goods)||Scrap metal||N/A||All Collection Centers|
|Batteries, Lead-Acid||Batteries from automobiles, boats, motorcycles, lawn mowers, etc.||N/A||All Collection Centers|
|Cardboard||Flatten and keep items dry||All Collection Centers|
|Cooking Oil||N/A||All Collection Centers|
|Farm Chemical Bottles and Jugs||Herbicides, insecticides, etc.||Containers must be triple-rinsed with all labels and caps removed and must not be in cardboard boxes||Branchville, Vance, Bozard Road, Springfield|
|Farmer Oil||Oil from farm equipment||Limit 55 gallons per visit||Santee|
|Gasoline/Oil Mixtures||2-cycle and 4-cycle engine oils||Limit 5 gallons per visit||Santee|
|Glass||Rinse (Labels do not have to be removed)||Santee|
|Newspaper and Inserts||N/A||All Collection Centers|
|Scrap Metal||N/A||All Collection Centers|
|Used Motor Oil, Oil Bottles and Oil Filters||Used motor oil, filters & bottles (oil must be free of gasoline or diesel fuel) and other petroleum products||N/A||All Collection Centers|
|Yard Trimmings||Small tree branches, leaves, Christmas trees, etc.||Limbs must be no longer than 4 feet long and 6 inches in diameter||All Collection Centers|