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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

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!

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

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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Want an extra pickup?

By | Announcements

Need an Additional Pick Up?

Looking to schedule an additional cart pick up?  Maybe you have an item you’d like hauled away or disposed that won’t quite fit inside of your cart.
We have added a way to schedule an extra pick up without ever picking up even a phone!

Answer a few quick questions and within 5 minutes your extra pick up can be on schedule.

We are excited to help getting rid of the junk in your life just a few clicks simpler!

Recycling Inspection in Tega Cay

By | Announcements, Recycling

One city in York County wants volunteers to inspect neighbors’ recycle bins

“If they can find the volunteers, Tega Cay could start a program early next year where volunteers inspect what residents put in recycle bins.

“It’s kind of a one last ditch effort before we cancel the program,” said City Councilwoman Heather Overman…”

 

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Dirty carts? See how we’re cleaning things up!

By | Announcements

Signature Waste has been working to develop a solution to filthy carts.  We finally have a solution.  We want to introduce you to our friends at “We Clean Dumpsters”.  Take a look here to see their pricing.  You can sign up to have your carts washed on various intervals and select from multiple plans.  We know what its like to have a filthy cart, clean it up with “We Clean Dumpsters”!

Glass and Recycling

By | Announcements, Recycling

The facility that we bring your recyclables to has asked that we remove glass from our recycling.  This means that we, Signature Waste, can no longer accept your glass recycling.  The recycling center we use tells us the expenses associated with recycling glass outweighs the value of recycling glass to begin with.  Please read the following article it goes into detail about the need and the issues of accepting glass.

High costs and limited markets puts a crack in glass recycling.

If you are looking for alternative solutions to recycle your glass bottles and material click on your area below for a list of community drop of sites where you can bring your sorted glass recycling.  These sites are able to continue recycling glass because they do not have the added expense of sorting glass bits out of co-mingled (or mixed) recycling material.

Mecklenburg County

York County

Lancaster County

Better Business Bureau Accredited

By | Announcements

We value humility, but sometimes you have to pat yourself on the back when you really deserve it.

Signature Waste Systems (your favorite trash and recycle hauler) is now officially an accredited business with the BBB!

On top of such an accolade, we have earned an A+ rating for trustworthy and reliable business practices in your neighborhood for the past 15 years!

We are proud of what we do and we are honored to earn the accolades to justify that.

 

Check out our BBB page here!

Help Us Help You Recycle!

By | Recycling, Uncategorized

For years York county did not have any facilities accepting recycling material.  This means all those bottles, glass, and cans you so proudly rolled to the street every other week had nowhere to go!  Your haulers, including Signature Waste Systems, were caught between a rock and a hard place.  You were doing your part.  Your efforts to keep our planet a little cleaner deserved to be rewarded.  That’s why 7/1/2019 Signature Waste in collaboration with our neighbors in Tega Cay successfully petitioned to be the first and only hauler accepted at York county recycling facilities.   After a successful month with Signature, in 8/1/2019, York county was finally convinced to open recycling access to all haulers, not just Signature Waste.  York county was finally recycling.

Now we all have the great responsibility of doing the same in Lancaster county.  Currently we have NO recycling facilities in Lancaster county.  Some of our competition have resorted to claiming they recycle and are making their customers pay more for it!  Not only do we have to hold these companies accountable, we have to hold our community leaders accountable.  Zone for recycling centers, bring those facilities to our neighborhoods, keep our haulers honest about their recycling practices, help us make Lancaster green!

We want to hear from you!

How can we bring recycling to Lancaster?