Household Recycling

The Town of Irmo encourages all residents to recycle. Household Recycling Roll Carts can be requested from Town Hall. If you currently don’t have a Household Recycling Roll Cart and would like one, please submit a Service Request online.

Household Recycling is collected every other Tuesday.  Please contact us or submit a Service Request online to find out whether you are on a Week A or Week B schedule. You can find a copy of the Recycling Calendar under the related items tab on this page.

The following products ARE Household Recyclables:

  • Newspaper and inserts
  • Newspaper-like paper
  • Plastic milk jugs and soda bottles
  • Clear and colored plastic items coded 1 through 7
  • Any metal or aluminum food cans
  • Magazines
  • Office paper
  • Junk mail
The following products are NOT Household Recyclables:

  • Glass*
  • Syrofoam
  • Plastic Bags
  • Small Scraps or Shredded Paper
  • Items with food scraps
*Note: There is a Glass Recycling Receptacle for Irmo Residents behind Town Hall.

Please remember to remove and discard all lids and rinse out all containers. Crush plastic and cans if possible.  For more information visit Sonoco Recycling.


Plastic soda bottles are recycled into fiberfill, fleece wear, luggage, picnic tables, benches, carpet, buckets and pipe. Forty recycled plastic soda bottles make enough fiberfill to stuff a sleeping bag. Aluminum cans are recycled into lawn chairs, construction products, aluminum foil and even cars. You can save enough energy to operate a TV for six hours by recycling just two aluminum cans. Newspaper and other paper products are recycled into writing paper, cereal boxes, paper towels, tissue paper and cardboard. Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, three cubic yards of landfill space, two barrels of oil and 4,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity – enough energy to power the average American home for five months.

We can easily put Mother Nature’s recycling system to work in our gardens by spreading yard waste around trees, shrubs, and other plantings. Some common mulching materials are grass clippings, green leaves, brown leaves and wood chips.

Where Can Bulk Goods, Tires or Electronics Be Disposed Of?

While the Town does not collect nor dispose of bulk goods, tires, or electronics, the following options exist for citizens and businesses to dispose of these items:

  • Goodwill Industries (St. Andrews)– Accepts donated gently used items
  • Sharing God’s Love – Accepts donated gently used items
  • Lexington County Solid Waste
  • Richland County Solid Waste
The Town of Irmo does not provide routine collection services for tires (with or without rims). The Town will periodically work with Lexington County Solid Waste Management, Richland County Solid Waste Management, and Keep The Midlands Beautiful to host an event that allows for the disposal of bulk items, tires (with or without rims), and Electronics. To dispose of these items, please visit the Lexington County Recycling Program or the Richland County Recycling Program website to see where the next scheduled recycling event will be held.