Why is the Town of Fort Mill’s Recycling program changing?

The recycling industry throughout the country is changing, with costs rising due to a variety of reasons, including world market trends, increased material standards and required volumes. In order to keep the Town of Fort Mill’s recycling program running and to reduce costs, the Town has arranged for our third-party collector, Waste Pro USA, to take recyclables to York County’s Material Recovery Facility (MRF) beginning September 1.

The York County facility accepts most recyclables including mixed paper, chipboard (such as cookie, cracker or drink boxes), cardboard, magazines, office paper, steel cans, and aluminum cans/pans/foil, and plastic jugs, jars or bottles with their lids on. However, the facility does not accept glass, as well as other forms of plastic (such as bags, berry containers or tubs).

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1. Why is the Town of Fort Mill’s Recycling program changing?
2. Why is glass no longer accepted in my recycling cart?
3. Why are plastic bags not accepted in my recycling cart?
4. What other items are not allowed in my recycling cart?
5. Can pizza boxes be placed in my recycling cart? Do I need to remove labels on my cans and bottles?
6. Why do I need to leave the lids on my plastic jugs, jars and bottles?
7. How well do I need to wash containers before placing in my recycling cart?
8. As a resident of Fort Mill, what sanitation services do I receive for my monthly charge?
9. Who can I contact to learn more about recyclable items in the Town of Fort Mill?