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Residents Encouraged to Recycle Phone Books

posted Sep 1, 2009, 7:21 AM by Marie Sligh   [ updated Sep 1, 2009, 7:25 AM ]
Charleston County News Release
Name: Jennie Davis, Charleston County Public Information Officer
Phone: 843.958.4012

Release Number: 3043
Date: August 27, 2009

Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department will recycle phone books

Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department wants residents and business owners to know what to do with old phone books as new phone books are distributed.

  • For curbside pick-up, old phone books should be placed with other paper recyclables (separated from glass, plastic, aluminum, etc.). Residents should be mindful that putting more than about four phone books in their recycling bin could be too heavy for the County’s curbside recycling drivers to lift.
  • Phone books can also be placed in the paper section of any Charleston County recycling convenience center or drop site location.
  • Residents with an abundance of phone books are encouraged to either take them to a recycling drop site location (place the phone books in the paper section) or take them to the recycling center.

  • Business representatives can bring any bulk amount of phone books to the recycling center through Monday, Nov. 2.
  • Drivers will be directed to unload their phone books into the large boxes at the recycling center.

The recycling center is located at 13 Romney Street in downtown Charleston. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

For a list of drop site locations, visit

Call the Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department at (843) 720-7111 for more information on recycling phone books with other paper recyclables.

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