Richland Recycle Day, May 12

COLUMBIA – Clean out your closets, garages and sheds and bring unwanted items to Richland Recycles Day to have them disposed of the right way. The County’s largest annual recycling event will be held from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, May 12 at the S.C. State Fairgrounds.

The public should enter the fairgrounds through Gate 12 on Rosewood Drive, where they will be directed to the appropriate drop-off site. Workers will unload acceptable items, including paint, household chemicals and cleaners, computers, TVs, home electronics, tires (limit of eight per family), fluorescent light bulbs, pesticides and scrap metal such as washers and dryers, bicycles, metal chairs and lawn mowers free of oil and gas. Paper shredding will also be available.

The S.C. Department of Agriculture will be on site to accept pesticides from any South Carolina resident. All other collections are for Richland County residents only. Motorists’ driver’s licenses will be checked for proof of residency upon entry. No commercial or business drop-off is permitted.

Items NOT accepted this year include mattresses, cooking oil and wooden furniture. Not sure if you item will be accepted? Call Richland County Solid Waste & Recycling at 803-576-2446 during normal business in the weeks leading up to the big day.

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