Recycling is a green growth industry in South Carolina, home to over 500 recycling companies including collectors, processors, recycled product manufacturers and equipment makers.  The economic impact of recycling, South Carolina's sustainable industry, has doubled in size over the last decade and now exceeds $13 billion, annually.

NEW Report: Check out the SC Recycling Market Development Advisory Committee's 2016 Annual Report Part 1 and Part 2.

In the last 5 years, Commerce helped facilitate the recycling industry recruitment of 3,043 jobs

$1,084 million in capital investment

56 new or existing companies investing in South Carolina

Manufacturers rely on a steady stream of recycled materials from commercial, industrial and institutional businesses, as well as residential recycling programs.

In 2016 South Carolina completed an Economic Impact Study of the Recycling Industry.

 

 

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