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News & Announcements

  • White Stone Recycling Collection Center, located at 379 Brown Rd., will be closed on August 13th and 14th for paving.
  • We are now accepting all plastics, #1 through #7 (no Styrofoam or plastic bags, even if they have a number).
    • You can determine if your plastic item is a #1 through #7 simply by looking on the piece of plastic for the number inside the recycling symbol. Most recycling symbols will be on the bottom of the item, and many are very small, so look closely. This picture serves as an example for what type of symbol to look for. If your plastic item does not have a recycling symbol with a number in it, please dispose of it with your regular household trash. Call 949-1658 if you have questions about identifying plastic.
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  • You can now recycle your used cooking oil at all 17 of the County's staffed collection centers!!! Please call 864-949-1658 for more information.
  • Recycle compact fluorescent bulbs at any Lowe's or Home Depot store or at the County's annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. For more information, check out this page:
    http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/lwm/recycle/pubs/fluorescent_bulbs.pdf

ELECTRONICS BAN
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011
It is against the law to dispose of Computers, Computer Monitors, Televisions and Printers as well as parts of any of these items at the landfill. These items must be recycled.

The following Recycling Center Locations are available for recycling electronics:
For more information please visit www.scdhec.gov/e-cycle
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  • Recycle Your Phone Directory!
    Please remember to recycle your old telephone directory with the Mixed Paper.


  • TerraCycle, Elmerīs Glue Team Up To Increase Recycling


  • New Committee for Recycling
    The Recycling Promotions last month, sponsored by the new committee, "Spartanburg Citizens for Recycling" were a huge success. Please call 864-949-1658 if you would like more information on how to join the committee.
 
Why Recycle?

Recycling saves natural resources like minerals, water and timber. By decreasing the need to extract and process virgin materials, recycling helps reduce or eliminate pollution associated with those activities.

Recycling saves energy. Studies show that less energy is needed to make products made from recovered materials than from virgin materials. The energy saved from recycling one aluminum can will run a computer for three hours. The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle will run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. Recycling two gallons of used motor oil saves enough energy to run the average household for 24 hours. Each year, steel recycling saves about 76 percent of the energy needed to make steel from iron ore.

Recycling reduces the need to build expensive landfills. This helps protect the environment.

 
What To Recycle?
Click Here to see what is collected, how it's collected and where it can be collected at.
 
Where Can I Recycle?
Click Here to see our Recycling/Collection Sites and Drop-off Locations.
 
Who Can I Contact?

The Public Works Department of Spartanburg County
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Office Phone: 864-949-1658
Recycling Center Hours: Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
E-mail Address: Jes Sdao Swanson, Recycling Coordinator, jsdao@spartanburgcounty.org