Food Waste Composting

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 •

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.