Where does all the recycling go? - The MRF!

You may have asked yourself this question if you recycle in Horry County. After you place your recyclables into a recycling container, either at one of the Recycling Centers or through one of the municipal programs, the SWA receives it. The plastic bottles, aluminum and steel cans, glass jars, cardboard, newspaper, magazines and office paper are transported to a central Materials Recycling Facility (MRF). At the MRF, these materials are hand-sorted and packaged. The recyclables are then shipped to factories that turn them into new recycled-content products.

The current 40,000 square foot MRF is capable of processing 30,000 tons of recyclables annually. The state-of-the-art facility is a "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" registered building. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.

The Horry County Solid Waste Authority
1886 Highway 90, Conway SC 29526 • PH: 843.347.1651 • FX: 843.347.3653 •

SWA Aerial View


The Horry County Solid Waste Authority offers facility tours of the Landfill, Material Recycling Facility and Recycling & Convenience Center to individuals and groups. These FREE tours are offered Monday through Friday at our location on Highway 90, outside of Conway. Please call 843-347-1651 to schedule a tour or obtain more information.