The City recovering about 2 tons daily of recyclables and cardboard.  Residential recycling is picked up at the curbside for all residential houses inside the City limits.  This service is offered once every week and is collected on all holidays with the exception of Christmas day, which will be collected either on the Saturday before or after Christmas day.  The City furnishes one 18 gallon bin for each resident.  If additional bins are needed, they may be purchased from the City.


The following items are accepted in the City of Sumter’s curbside recycling program. 

  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel Cans
  • Glass (clear, green or brown bottles and jars)
  • Paper (newspaper, inserts, magazines, office paper and telephone books)
  • Plastic (beverage and other narrow neck bottles marked by a #1 or #2 symbol usually found on the  bottom of the bottle, soap detergent, bleach, shampoo and miscellaneous containers marked with a #3 or higher)


The following items are not accepted by the City of Sumter for curbside recycling, but can be disposed of at the County Landfill. 


  • Batteries
  • Brown Goods (furniture)
  • Building Material
  • Household Electronics
  • Tires
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • White Goods (Refrigerators, Washers, Dryers, etc.)

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