Starting Thursday, about 9,500 homes on James Island and in North Charleston will receive all-in-one recycling carts as part of Charleston County's single-stream recycling program.

Residents will be able to place all paper products (including cardboard) and all other recyclable containers (plastics #1-7, glass, aluminum and steel) into the new, 95-gallon roll carts.

Residents may keep their current 22-gallon bins for recycling stations around their home, or they may stack their old, empty bins at the curb for pick-up on the first day their new roll cart is serviced.

For more information on single-stream recycling, contact the Charleston County Environmental Management Department at 720-7111 or visit