What items does Richland County take at its 2 drop-off centers?
The following items are acceptable for landfilling:
Yard Waste and Land-Clearing Debris
Earthen material (clay, top soil, sand, gravel, rock)
Vegetation (grass, logs, trees and stumps, limbs and brush)
Furniture (bed frames, tables, couches, outdoor & indoor furniture)
Fiberglass boat hull (motor and fuel tanks must be removed) - at the Richland County C&D Landfill ONLY
- Bricks and blocks, hardened concrete
- Lumber (treated and non--treated)
- Shingles and roofing material (no asbestos)
- Floor covering, (hardwood and vinyl flooring, carpet and padding, tiles) (no asbestos)
- Wall and ceiling coverings, (drywall, plaster and plaster board, paneling, wall paper, tiles)
- Insulation material (no asbestos)
- Poly fiberglass and ceramic , (bathtubs, shower stalls, sinks)
- Glass windows and mirrors
- Other physically attached to structure (doors, signs, awnings, shutters)
- Other structural materials (canvas awnings, above ground pools)
- Asphalt (cured and hardened)
- Note: Railroad ties and Creosote (utility) poles are NOT accepted.
Item acceptable for recycling at Drop-Off Centers (Residential Only):
- Glass - Bottles and jars only (clear, brown, green), clean without lid
- Plastic – Bottles & Jars #1 through #7 recycling symbol, clean with caps
- Aluminum/metal cans - clean, labels are OK
- Cardboard & chipboard – Corrugated, dry good (cereal, pasta boxes) only and must be clean and flattened
- Paper - Newspaper and inserts, Magazines and Catalogs (less than one inch thick), phone books, and junk mail.
- Electronic Waste – computers, monitors, printers, telecommunication equipment, fax machines and television, rechargeable batteries, cordless tools, phones, stereos, DVD/blue ray players and computers
- Large Household Appliances - Stoves, refrigerators, HVAC units, trash compactors, water coolers, freezers, washer and dryer, hot water heaters. Remove doors from large appliances. Richland County residents are not charged for appliances generated from their primary home. Commercial entities are charged a fee per ton (contact Richland County at 803-929-6000 for the current fee).
- Tires - Richland County residents are allowed free disposal of 5 (five) standard car/truck tires per year. Any additional tires are charged the commercial rate. All Commercial tires are charged $100.00 (one hundred dollars) per ton.
- Used Motor Oil and Used Oil Filters (Residential Only) - Used Oil tanks are available for the proper disposal of used motor oil. Residents are asked to limit disposal to 5 (five) gallons per visit; all oil containers must remain with resident, drained and placed with household waste for proper disposal. Used motor oil recycling includes the following types of fluids:
- Gear oil, fuel oil, heating oil, kerosene, hydraulic fluid, diesel fuel, automatic transmission fluid, Gas/Oil mixture
- Lead Acid Batteries
- Cooking Oil
- Latex (Acrylic) Paint IF in good condition and in a sealed container.
- Florescent Light Bulbs when fully intact with no cracks
- Mattresses and Box Springs - Landfill Drop-Off Center only
What do I do with items not accepted at Drop-Off Centers?
Contact the Richland County Ombudsman’s Office at 803-576-2440, or the Richland County C&D Landfill at 803-576-2390 for any concerns or questions about proper waste disposal.
Items not accepted, such as household waste, may be taken to:
Waste Management Landfill
1047 Highway Church Road
Elgin, South Carolina
Telephone (803) 744-3345