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Recycling Resouces . . .

For residents of York County, the 16 York County Collection & Recycling Centers accept the following items during normal operational hours, 7:00 am 7:00 pm, every day except Wednesday and Sunday they are closed.

  • used motor oil            

  • motor oil filters

  • motor oil bottles

  • antifreeze

  • latex paint

  • cooking oil

  • lead acid batteries 

  • rechargeable batteries weighing 2 lbs. or less

  • fluorescent lights

  • electronics computers, monitors, TVs, cassette tapes, CDs, VHS tapes, keyboards, DVD & VHS players  

  • For residents of the City of Rock Hill, residential recycling is collected in blue bins at the curb on the same day as residential garbage.  The following items are collected at the curb for recycling:

  • aluminum and steel cans (push the lids inside the cans)
  • aluminum foil
  • plastic soda, detergent, and shampoo bottles
  • plastic motor oil bottles (emptied with the lids in place)
  • plastic milk jugs
  • all plastics labeled #1 through #7
  • glass bottles and jars (all colors)
  • newspaper (tied securely in bags)
  • magazines and junk mail (tied securely in bags)
  • chipboard (cereal boxes, tissue boxes, cracker boxes, shoe boxes, cardboard tubes from paper towels, etc.)
  • plastic bags (grocery and all other clean, dry plastic bags; remove all receipts and place into one bag)
  • cartons (juice boxes, milk cartons, egg substitutes, etc) that do not have a wax coating
  • corrugated cardboard, stack empty, flattened cardboard next to your curbside recycling bin.  Cardboard must be cut down to 2' x 2' sections.
  • household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, and nine-volt) may be recycled at the Batteris Plus Store located at 2215 North Cherry Road.
  • styrofoam materials cannot be recycled. Please bag all styrofoam and place in the rollcart for disposal.
  • electronics may be recycled at any of the 16 York County Collection and Recycling Centers.

Additional materials can be taken to one of the York County Collection and Recycling Centers for recycling including used motor oil, automobile batteries, and corrugated cardboard. Please refer to the York County website for a map of the convenience center locations

For more informatin about recycling . . .

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provide several resources on-line about the benefits of recycling, the process of recycling, and various materials that can be recycled.

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) provide a variety of on-line resources about recycling at work and home.

Winthrop University is an institutional member of the the Carolina Recycling Association (CRA).  The CRA is a nonprofit organization established and maintained by a community of people - multi-national corporations, small businesses, local government, state government agencies, and individuals across the Carolinas who are committed to waste reduction and recycling efforts.

The College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC) is a membership-based non- profit organization facilitating the exchange of technical knowledge and best practices on recycling and waste reduction programs among institutions of higher learning.

Winthrop University is also an institutional member of The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).  AASHE is helping to create a brighter future of opportunity for all by advancing sustainability in higher education. By creating a diverse community engaged in sharing ideas and promising practices, AASHE provides administrators, faculty, staff and students, as well as the business that serve them, with: thought leadership and essential knowledge resources; outstanding opportunities for professional development; and a unique framework for demonstrating the value and competitive edge created by sustainability initiatives.




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