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To read more about the sustainable practices at Winthrop University click on the individual topics listed above.  Each page contains general information about the various strategies implemented.  Clicking on the green highlighted items will link you to more detailed information.  


Sustainability at Home . . .

Below are links that provide strategies that students, faculty and staff can do to reduce his or her energy consumption where ever they may live, work, or play.

Saving water at home . . .

Saving energy at home . . .


Recycling at home . . .

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


Click the link below to conduct a search for where to recycle batteries.

Click the link below to learn what to do with that old printer, DVD player or cell phone.

Click the link below to learn where to recycle variety of items.



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