Environmental Lesson Plans  and presentations to utilize during COVID-19 period to educate students on the importance of the 4 R's; Reject, Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle.

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Tours/Field Trips

The Horry County Solid Waste Authority (HCSWA) offers the following free recycling and waste reduction educational programs  for your classrooms.

Virtual Field Trips

Learn the importance of waste reduction and saving landfill space by touring the landfill and recycling facilities virtually. At the landfill trash     disposal is explored along with daily operations and the Green Power Facility. In addition we will tour a Recycling Convenience Center and the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) that processes the recyclables. The virtual experience lasts about an hour and questions are welcomed! Email us at education@solidwasteauthority.org to schedule.

Virtual Presentations

Invite the HCSWA into your classrooms for virtual presentations on solid waste, recycling and environmental awareness subjects. Presentation     topics covered include, but not limited to: trash generated in Horry County,   recycling right, litter, pollution, air and water quality, etc. We are willing to cater to your classroom needs. Virtual presentations last about an hour and questions are welcomed! Email us at education@solidwasteauthority.org to schedule.


Virtual Experiences, Applications, Environmental Programs, and more information can be found online at www.SolidWasteAuthority.org or email education@solidwasteauthority.org.

Printable Virtual Information Flyer

Proceeding COVID-19:

The SWA landfill and recycling facilities are available for free tours to all groups and organizations. Groups larger than 12 individuals must be able to provide their own multi-passenger vehicle, such as a bus. Tours typically last about two hours and are available during operating hours only. To request a tour, please submit the PDF Request Form below. You may either email the completed form as an attachment or print it to fax/mail it us. (Please note: due to recent security enhancements in Adobe PDF documents, online PDF submission may not work properly. Please email, fax, or mail the completed form.)

Public School Request Form (Horry County Public Schools)

Facility Tour Request Form (Non-Public Schools, Groups and Organizations)

To view a virtual tour of the Landfill or Material's Recycling Facility, please click on the videos below. To view additional videos of SWA facilities, programs, etc. visit our YouTube page - SWA Public Education or click here.



The Public Education staff can provide a recycling and waste reduction presentation to your business or organization in Horry County, SC. Presentations typically last between 30-45 minutes. To request a presentation, please submit the Educational Presentation Request Form online or print it and fax/mail it us. Please note: Adobe Reader version 8 or above is required to submit the form online.   

School Grants

The SWA offers grant funding to schools in the Horry County School System for environmental education projects. Every year, schools are eligible to receive up to $250 for an environmental project. School Grant Application Form (Horry County Public Schools)


School Recycling Programs

Classroom Paper Recycling

Every classroom in Horry County public schools has the opportunity and should be recycling paper through the SWA's Classroom Paper Recycling Program. Each school is provided with classroom recycling bins and designated roll carts for free from the SWA. Each classroom should have one recycling bin, in which students can easily recycle classroom paper. Newspapers should be recycled separately from classroom paper. 

Acceptable Materials:

Loose and Notebook Paper (no wire spirals or cardboard)
Computer & Copy Paper (white and all colors)
Envelopes (windows ok)
Stationery Paper
Carbonless Paper
Fax Paper
Sticky Notes, Scratch Paper
Shredded Paper (place in clear bags)


Not Acceptable in Paper Recycling Program:

Magazines or Catalogs
Brown Envelopes
Construction Paper
Folders of any kind
Bottles or Cans (take to a recycling center!)
Food Waste or Snack Wrappers


Cafeteria and Commingle Recycling

Schools produce a lot of waste, a lot that is recycled. Every school has at least one 8-yard dumpster for recycling the following materials:

 Cardboard (flattened and empty)
Metal Cans (all sizes)
Plastic Bottles and Jugs (No. 1-7, all sizes)

Please no glass, plastic bags/film, Styrofoam or food waste 



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

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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.