Until further notice, we have postponed the collection of plastic at all of our centers because of the Covid19 pandemic.

Serving Edgefield, McCormick & Saluda Counties  

School Recycling Opportunities:


Hollywood ElementarySchool Programs

School recycling programs are an important part of the recycling success of the Tri-County Solid Waste Authority (TCSWA). These programs help to fulfill the mission of protecting tomorrow's environment today.

School programs include Cardboard and Paper Recycling, as well as field trips.

Cafeteria Recycling Program

When preparing meals, school cafeterias produce a lot of waste and recyclables. In order to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our landfill, the Tri-County Solid Waste Authority provides a limited number of dumpsters for the collection of cardboard and paper. In the future, plastic bottles, jars, and jugs will be added to the program. Aluminum, Steel cans and metal materials can be delivered to one of the 20 TCSWA Recycling Centers.

Recycling Procedure

Cardboard boxes must be emptied and flattened before being placed in the recycling container. All plastic wrap, film, styrofoam and packing materials must be removed. Cans and jugs must be rinsed prior to being placed in the recycling container.


Sorry, we do not recycle glass.

Classroom Paper Recycling Program

Every classroom in the Tri-County area has the opportunity and should be recycling paper through the Solid Waste Authority's comprehensive Classroom Paper Recycling Program.

Why Recycle Paper?

We throw away more paper than anything else. In fact, about 40 percent of our trash is paper and it takes up the most space in our landfill. Paper is the easiest recycled and classroom paper also is the highest quality type of paper. Recycled paper makes a variety of products including computer paper, paper towels, toilet paper, puzzle boards and more!

Hollywood ElementaryAbout the Program

Each school is provided with classroom recycling bins for free from the Tri-County Solid Waste Authority. These bins are available on a limited basis. We encourage the use of a decorated cardboard box or crate to collect newspaper in the classrooms. The recycling bins allow students to easily recycle paper. Newspapers also can be recycled with classroom paper.

Acceptable Materials in Classroom Paper Recycling Programs:

  • Loose and Notebook Paper (no wire spirals or cardboard)
  • Computer & Copy Paper (white and all colors)
  • Envelopes (windows ok)
  • Stationary Paper
  • Carbonless Paper
  • Fax Paper
  • Sticky Notes, Scratch Paper
  • Junk Mail
  • Shredded Paper
  • Cardboard


Not Acceptable in Classroom Paper Recycling Program:

  • Folders of any kind
  • Bottles or Cans (take to a recycling center!)
  • Food Waste or Snack Wrappers
  • Hardbound Books
  • Plastic Binders


Newspaper Recycling Program

The Newspaper Recycling Program is offered in all of the schools and can be recycled with classroom paper which will be collected on a routine schedule by TCSWA.

Acceptable Materials: Newspaper, Magazines, Catalogs

Not Acceptable Materials: Glass Bottles, Food Waste, Phone Books, Cans, Plastic Bags, Film