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Office of Sustainability
349 Columbia Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29733
803/323-4295 (Fax)

Office of Sustainability


Below are links to a variety of community resources and organizations.

Food Box

In an effort to reduce food insecurity within the Winthrop community, the Department of Human Nutrition created The Food Box. The Food Box is a donation-based food pantry located in 308 Dalton Hall and it is accessible to the entire Winthrop community with no questions asked. In addition to shelf-stable food, The Food Box offers some personal care items such as toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, and feminine products, as well as a small assortment of gently-used women's clothing.

Donations such as food and personal care items are always welcome and may be dropped off in the box outside of the Department's main office, 302 Dalton Hall.

The Food Box hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Appointments can be made online or by phone.

Click here for additional information about The Food Box. 


Local Food

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) 

Wild Hope Farm is based in Chester, SC.  It runs on a 14- week cycle and has pick-up locations including Rock Hill, Charlotte, Matthews, or from their farm location.

Bush-N-Vine is based in York, SC and offers five CSA seasons: Spring, Summer I, Summer II, Fall and Winter.  Pick up locations include Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Sun City, Lancaster, Lake Wylie, Clover, Belmont, and Charlotte - check website for delivery schedules. 

The Catawba Fresh Market is like an online market.  Program does not require a weekly order and you choose the items you’d like in your purchase.

Sow Much Good is located in Charlotte, NC.  Email Sow Much More at with questions.



The City of Rock Hill Energy & Water Conservation provides practices that help with energy and water conservation. 

EPA WaterSense is a voluntary partnership program that is both a label for water-efficient products and a resource for helping save water.  



City of Rock Hill

For residents of the City of Rock Hill, residential recycling is collected in blue bins at the curb on the same day as residential garbage. For information about what can be recycled, refer to the Rock Hill Recycling & Solid Waste Reference Guide (pdf - 1.90 MB).

For recyclables not accepted in the City of Rock Hill, refer to the York County Solid Waste Collection and Recycling for information about what is accepted for recycling and the locations of the sixteen York County Collection and Recycling Centers

York County

For residents of York County, information about what can be recycled and the locations of the sixteen York County Solid Waste Collection and Recycling centers can be found here.  Waste Collection and Recycling Centers are open 7:00 am - 7:00 pm five days a week. (The centers are closed Wednesday, Sunday, and holidays.) 

Other Items

Wish Cycling is the practice of placing questionable items in the recycling bin hoping they can somehow be recycled. Placing unaccepted items in the bin slows the processing of materials at the material recovery facility (MRF) and increases operating costs.  Items that are not recyclable can make a load of recyclables unusable and creating more waste.  When recycling, know what is recyclable and where to take these items to ensure the items will be recycled.     

call2recycle is an online source to locate sites that accept batteries for recycling.

Earth911is a searchable database to identify sites that recycle a variety of items.


Energy Efficiency

Duke Energy provides information on how to increase energy efficiency including offering a free home energy audit for eligible homeowners.  

The City of Rock Hill Energy & Water Conservation provides practical practices that promote energy and water conservation. 

York County Natural Gas provides practical practices that promote energy conservation. 

Energy Depot (ED) - Provides tools that can be used to receive a comprehensive analysis of your home's energy use and identify cost saving opportunities.

Energy Saver is the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) consumer resource on saving energy and using renewable energy technologies at home. 

Piedmont Municipal Power Agency (PMPA) - A joint-action agency incorporated in 1979. The agency was formed by, and continues to provide wholesale electric services to, ten municipal utilities in the upstate of South Carolina


Last Updated: 2/9/21