Winthrop University: Office of Sustainability - At Home
Contact Information
Office of Sustainability
349 Columbia Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29733
803/323-4295 (Fax)

Office of Sustainability

At Home

Below are links that provide strategies that students, faculty, and staff can do to reduce his or her energy consumption where ever they may live, work, or play.

Saving 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. The following items are collected at the curb for recycling:

Additional materials can be taken to one of the York County Collection and Recycling Centers for recycling including used motor oil, automobile batteries, and corrugated cardboard. Please refer to the York County Web site for a map of the convenience center locations.

York County

For residents of York County, the 16 York County Collection & Recycling Centers accept the following items during normal operational hours from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm daily. The centers are closed Wednesday and Sunday. Also, please take a look at the York County Recycling Guidebook (pdf - 1.79 MB).

  • Antifreeze
  • Cooking oil
  • Electronics (e.g., computers, monitors, TVs, cassette tapes, CDs, VHS tapes, keyboards, DVD, & VHS players)
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Latex paint
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Motor oil bottles
  • Motor oil filters
  • Rechargeable batteries weighing 2 lbs. or less
  • Used motor oil


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Waste To Green - An electronic waste (e-waste) collection and recycling service in North Carolina dedicated to converting as much e-waste into green by diverting it from our landfills and overseas export as possible. Waste To Green collects and process whatever e-waste they can recycle, the rest is forwarded to appropriate recycling facilities where it will be recycled for future use. The Waste To Green Web site offers information and tips about recycling e-waste.

Last Updated: 6/13/19