Recycling

Do your part. Fill the cart.

Recycling for City residents is easy: simply toss all your recyclables into the large blue rollcart that the City provides and place it curbside for collection. Depending on where you live, your recycling collection days will either be the first and third Mondays of the month or the second and fourth Mondays of the month. See the map at right to find your recycling day. There is also a request form located on the right side of this page.

Here is what you should and should not put in your blue recycling rollcart: 

 
DO DON'T  

Aluminum

Empty metal cans

Plastics (Nos. 1-7) 

Paper & boxboard

Flattened corrugated cardboard

Coated Cartons (milk, OJ, etc)

Glass

Plastic bags

Styrofoam

Garbage

Food

Yard trimmings

Hazardous waste

Hardback books

Tissue/toilet paper

 

Why Is The City No Longer Accepting Glass?

The City of Spartanburg regrettably will no longer accept glass as of March 1 through its residential curbside recycling collection program. Sweeping changes in the recycling marketplace have forced the change, including a dramatic drop in the price for glass recyclables. As a result, there are no outlets for residential glass recyling and no viable opportunities for the material to be reused. 

Can I take my glass to the County's recycling centers?

No. Spartanburg County also has been forced to stop accepting glass.

Is this situation unique to Spartanburg?

No. Many communities across the nation have been left with no viable opportunities for their glass recyclables and have stopped accepting glass. Some are facing even more widespread issues and making more significant cuts to their recycling programs.

An important way citizens can help improve the efficiency of their local recycling program is by keeping garbage and plastic bags out of the recycling stream. Both garbage and plastic bags — even trash bags — cause major problems at sorting facilities. This increases their cost, which gets passed down to the cities and counties, and it reduces the number of items that can be truly recycled.

 News Release: Reycling Program Changes

 

A free document shredding event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th from 9:00 am to noon. We will be staging in the parking area on the side of Fire Station 1. This is a free event where we partner with AARP and Shred Away to help citizens reduce opportunities for identity theft. City employees are encouraged to bring personal documents that they wish to have shredded. 

Who To Know

Where To Find Us

Public Services Building
801 Union Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302

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