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Food Waste Composting

Food Waste Pilot Program

The Solid Waste Authority is conducting a pilot program for residents to compost your food scraps. The purpose of the pilot program is to divert food scraps from landfill disposal to the composting facility and to determine the receptiveness and feasibilty of offering food scrap collection to residents through the County's 25 Recycling Convenience Centers.  This program will run through December 31, 2023 and is currently only offered at the Landfill Recycling Center and the Carolina Forest Recycling Center. This is a free service and all food waste will be diverted from the landfill and made into compost. For more information on this program, click here to view flyer to get information such as what is accepted/not accepted. 

Food Waste Recycling

The Food Waste composting Program encourages wholesale and retail food establishments as well as governmental agencies such as municipalities and schools to compost food waste materials. It helps to save landfill space and create a valuable product for the community.

Acceptable compost items include:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Bread products
  • Processed foods
  • Dairy products
  • Coffee and tea grounds/filters
  • Eggs and egg shells
  • Consumable liquids
  • Cooked meats and fish
  • Food soiled paper products

Items NOT compostable include:

  • Raw meat
  • Plastic ware
  • Fats, oils and grease or non-consumable liquids
  • Metal, wood, glass or non-food items

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.