Our Mission: Zero Waste to Landfill.

Tomato Palms® is certified as a Woman Owned Business by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.

Tomato Palms is listed as a resource on the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's Index of Waste Minimization.

2014 South Carolina Small Business Person of the Year

Nancy Ogburn

Nancy Ogburn
Owner/Founder

Nancy began her training in the recycling industry through the South Carolina Department of Commerce’s Recycling Marketing Development Department. She joined the Recycling Industry Group, now known as the South Carolina Recycling Council (SCRC) in February 2009. The SCRC is a cluster under the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, New Carolina.

As chair of the Joint Marketing Committee of the SCRC, Nancy led the initiative “RecyclonomicsSC, Small Changes. Big Returns” with a mission to grow South Carolina’s recycling economy by:

  • Promoting Policy
  • Building Networks
  • Developing Markets
  • Increasing recovery of recyclable materials

Nancy is currently a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the South Carolina Recycling Council.

Tomato Palms, LLC, Waste Reduction, Disposal, Recycle Equipment, Irmo, SC

About Tomato Palms

Nancy Ogburn received the 2012 Greater Women’s Business Council Trailblazer of the Year Award – Category I. She was recognized for exemplifying an example of the opportunities available through the efforts of entrepreneurial women and her participation in the free enterprise system by taking risks and being innovative. As a winner of this award Nancy is recognized for exhibiting community leadership as well as her business leadership. This award places Nancy among some of the most high profile women, making this accomplishment and designation a truly outstanding landmark in her career.

Tomato Palms, LLC was presented the Green Small Business Award at the 2012 Keep the Midlands Beautiful Gala for a Greener Midlands. The award was presented for their exceptional work in making the Midlands a cleaner, greener, more beautiful community. Nominations were accepted from the community and selected by the Keep the Midlands Beautiful Executive Committee.

Nancy Ogburn was presented the 2011 Conservation Award by the Woodmen of the World Lodges 2 and 1151. "The award was given for environmental efforts of her recycling company, Tomato Palms. The award includes the following Native American proverb: “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." Read More

Tomato Palms received the 2010 Best Small Recycling Business award at the Department of Commerce/Recycling Marketing Development Advisory Council recycling forum in October 2010.

Tomato Palms was featured on the cover of Greater Columbia's Business Monthly magazine in October 2010.