The Recycling and Collections division functions as a component of Georgetown County Environmental Services, providing citizens with a convenient means of recycling and solid waste disposal. The Recycling and Collections division has 14 manned convenience centers throughout the county. Each center provides containers for recycling of newspaper, plastic, cardboard, yard waste, bulk waste, waste tires, used oil, glass, scrap metal, aluminum, steel cans, cooking oil and batteries. These facilities collect approximately 14,000 tons of recyclables per year. The county also has an Environmental Education Center and Nature Center located at its landfill. These are avenues for community outreach, offering opportunities for residents, students and organizations within the county to learn about environmental issues, department programs and local wildlife.