Establishments will be able to choose from numerous affordable alternatives and certain specialty items will still be allowed.
Reusable Bags and Recyclable Paper Bags
- Cloth or other washable fabric or plastic bags at least 4 mils thick
- A minimum lifetime of 125 uses
- With handles and clear display of information on reuse/recycling
Recyclable Paper Bags
- Paper bags of all sizes
- With and without handles
- Including glossy gift bags with handles
Recyclable or Compostable Disposable Food Containers and Service Ware
Food service ware, containers and packaging made out of materials that are compostable** or are accepted by the Charleston County recycling program*** including —
- Recyclable plastics
**Use of compostable products must be combined with an active composting program to be considered acceptable. Visit the Charleston County website for more information on materials accepted for composting (https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/environmental-management/compost-program.php) and ***recycling (https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/environmental-management/recycle-what.php).
**All service ware must be free of any food residue to be accepted for recycling in Charleston County.