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Christmas Tree Pickup

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Signature is picking up your Christmas trees!

 

Interested?  Here is what you will do:
  1. Fill out the form below and check “Christmas Tree” under items to be removed.
  2. Have your tree out on your pick up date listed below and you are all set!

 

You must have submitted the form below and prepaid before Christmas Eve to be eligible for Christmas Tree pick up!

 

Visit the Calendar page to see when your pick up date will be according to your zip code

  • Zip codes 29715 & 29707 will be picked up Friday the 31st of December.
  • Zip codes 29708 & 28278 will be picked up Wednesday the 5th of January.
  • Zip codes 29710, 29745, & 29732 will be picked up Friday the 7th of January.

Rate Adjustment

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Service Rates are Changing

Rating adjustments are coming effective 01/01/2022 to all subscription customers!  If you belong to a community with special pricing your rates will not change.   Communities wishing to apply for special pricing can do so at any time.  You will see these changes on your next invoice.

  • Trash Only

    • $75.00/quarter or $25.00/month
  • Trash & Recycling

    • $90.00/quarter or $30.00/month
  • Extra Trash or Recycling Cart

    • $24.00/quarter or $8.00/month

Trash Only

$ 15.00

Increase QuarterlyWhat has caused this change to your trash service rate?

↓↓↓ See below to find out! ↓↓↓

Trash and Recycle

$ 15.00

Increase QuarterlyWhat has caused this change to your trash service rate?

↓↓↓ See below to find out! ↓↓↓

Landfill Increase

$ 11.01

Per QuarterLandfill rates have been going up.

 

We use both Republic’s transfer station in Fort Mill, SC, and York County Landfill in York, SC to dispose of your waste.

As average disposal weights for each home have skyrocketed in 2020 and 2021, so have the disposal costs!  We are working diligently to keep your rates to an affordable low while still guaranteeing you the best service we can provide!

Recycle Increase

$ 4.03

Per QuarterRates for the York County Recycling Center went from $35.00 to $50.00 / ton in July 1st of 2021.

Contaminated recycling loads of recycling yield an additional $50.00/ton fine.

Our 30% adjustment on recycling directly reflects this base 30% rate increase but does NOT reflect the over 185% contaminated load penalty.

HELP RECYCLE RIGHT!

Driver Pay

$ 2.40

Per QuarterAs our neighborhoods continue to grow, our driver’s routes do to in spite of our ever expanding fleet!

We take pride in treating our drivers with the utmost respect, and that includes compensating them appropriately for their tireless work.

We have decided to update the pay stubs of both the drivers you’ve come to know and recognize in addition to a few new faces on the team!

Contamination

$ 7.50

Per QuarterThe 30% rate increase at York County Recycling Center accounts for only a small portion of the cost it takes to dispose of recycling.

Contaminated recycling loads literally double the total bill from $50.00/ton to $100.00/ton.

This is an expense we have historically covered out of pocket, however contaminated load frequency has also nearly doubled since 2020 officially making recycling MORE expensive to dispose than even solid waste.

In Addition…

We spent MANY man hours running numbers, figures, and hypotheticals to determine the best quote to guarantee top of the line service to every home we serve. Fuel prices, volatile markets, and several more unnamed expenses have been considered, negotiated, and factored into our consideration.  The prices you see are a result of that effort.  These rates allow us to avoid fluctuating annual (or even quarter to quarter) rates like many of our competitors, guarantee reliably honest trash and recycling practices, all while ensuring that the service you pay for is the top of the line Signature quality of service you receive!

See what’s not being recycled

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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

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

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

10/22/21

Plastic bags, either loose or full with recyclables are NOT recyclable!
These bags, regardless of what is in them, contaminate the entire load of otherwise clean 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

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

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

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

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

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!

Want an extra pickup?

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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

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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!

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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

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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!