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February 2021

See what’s not being recycled

By | Announcements, Recycling

In the spirit of transparency, and in hopes of preserving our privilege to recycle right we want to show you what has been rejected by the York county Recycling facility and why!
This is a community effort we need to make to clean up our collective recycling.
If you are ever unsure – Trash it!
As much as we hate to say it, risking unrecyclable materials in the recycle bin puts everyone’s recycling at risk.  It is better to throw it away than to reject an entire haul of otherwise clean recycling.

All of the following hauls were rejected by York county recycling facility for contaminated materials.  Those materials were listed beside each slideshow.
If you see several rejected recycling loads from your community tell your neighbors to clean it up!

Biohazardous or chemically contaminated waste is NEVER recyclable.

Recyclables are sorted by hand, and for this reason alone you should NEVER dispose of materials unsafe to the touch.

Gold Hill Recycling

02/11/21

Bags, metal hangers, and scrap metal are NOT recyclable!
Please let us know if you have questions about what is or is not recyclable.
We can clean up recycling and keep the privileges if we do our part to keep recycling clean!

Baxter Recycling

03/02/21

Bagged recycling, bulk items, and glass are NOT recyclable!  Please let us know if you have questions about what is or is not recyclable.  We can clean up recycling and keep the privileges if we do our part to keep recycling clean!

02/02/21

Bags, garden hoses, styrofoam, and crates are NOT recyclable!  Please let us know if you have questions about what is or is not recyclable.  We can clean up recycling and keep the privileges if we do our part to keep recycling clean!

Lake Wylie Recycling

02/12/21

Glass and plastic bags are NOT recyclable!
Please let us know if you have questions about what is or is not recyclable.
We can clean up recycling and keep the privileges if we do our part to keep recycling clean!


Regent Park Recycling

07/08/21

PROPANE TANKS ARE ABSOLUTLY MOST CERTAINLY NOT RECYCLABLE!  They should also not be disposed in your trash cart.

Bagged recycling, bulk items, and glass are NOT recyclable!  Please let us know if you have questions about what is or is not recyclable.  We can clean up recycling and keep the privileges if we do our part to keep recycling clean!

Gold Hill Recycling

02/11/21

Bags, metal hangers, and scrap metal are NOT recyclable!
Please let us know if you have questions about what is or is not recyclable.
We can clean up recycling and keep the privileges if we do our part to keep recycling clean!

Baxter Recycling

03/02/21

Bagged recycling, bulk items, and glass are NOT recyclable!  Please let us know if you have questions about what is or is not recyclable.  We can clean up recycling and keep the privileges if we do our part to keep recycling clean!

02/02/21

Bags, garden hoses, styrofoam, and crates are NOT recyclable!  Please let us know if you have questions about what is or is not recyclable.  We can clean up recycling and keep the privileges if we do our part to keep recycling clean!

Lake Wylie Recycling

02/12/21

Glass and plastic bags are NOT recyclable!
Please let us know if you have questions about what is or is not recyclable.
We can clean up recycling and keep the privileges if we do our part to keep recycling clean!

NC Counties Closing Curbside Recycling

By | Recycling

Where curbside recycling programs have stopped in the US

U.S. curbside recycling programs have been under serious pressure in recent years, following international commodity market changes and pandemic effects.

In recent years, the narrative of recycling in free fall has led some officials to cite anywhere from 300 to 3,000 cancellations. While the effects have been widespread, as Waste Dive documented for two years with its 50 state tracker, the number of cancelations is less dramatic and represents a small share of the thousands of active curbside programs. Since 2018, more than 100 have been ended or paused. Additional changes to drop-off programs have also occurred, but are harder to quantify.

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