From Fiscal Year 2020 to Fiscal Year 2021, the total amount of residential municipal solid waste (MSW) received at Spartanburg County’s recycling collection centers increased by approximately 7%.
The current Valley Falls Recycling Collection Center has continued to receive the largest amount of waste tonnage disposed outside of the Wellford Recycling Collection Center.
This substantial growth influenced the County’s decision to relocate and redesign a larger center in Boiling Springs.
On Wednesday, December 15th, Spartanburg County will be opening a new recycling collection center on Valley Falls Road in an effort to accommodate the increased traffic and growing population in the surrounding area.
The new center will have at least two site operators working from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The former Valley Falls Recycling Center will be closed.
The County invested approximately $3 million in this project, with the goal of improving safety and capacity.
The land on which the center sits was purchased in 2018 and site work began in the spring of 2021.
The new recycling collection center resides on approximately 7 acres and the footprint of the center is approximately 4.5 acres.
There will be more than 40 parking spaces available and the center was built to accommodate up to five waste compactors.
The center will also house an additional recycling shed that will be utilized for recycling antifreeze, cooking oil, lead-acid batteries, oil/gas, oil bottles, oil filters, and paint.
The new collection center will be able to accept up to 40 tons of mixed paper, cardboard and/or MSW before the on-site compactors are full. The previous Valley Falls location could only accept about 16 tons of mixed paper, cardboard and/or MSW before filling the on-site compactors.
It's important to mention that this project is being completed in conjunction with improvements to nearby 4th Street. That project is expected to provide a needed improvement for safer driving conditions and traffic capacity.