New recycling efforts kicked off at South Carolina welcome centers

November 18, 2011 by  

The “South Carolina Welcomes You to Recycle” program was launched in November at the Welcome Center on Interstate 77 in York County near Lexington, South Carolina. This program is a joint effort between Sonoco Recycling Inc, one of the largest packing recycling companies in North America and various environmentally-related departments of the state’s government. The goal of the program is to encourage those who drive and visit South Carolina to recycle their waste while travelling rather than trashing it. It is a major effort by the state to help keep it clean for both residents and visitors.

The York County recycling center is the first of nine such centers throughout the state that will participate in the “South Carolina Welcomes You to Recycle” program. The program is an addition to the “Recycling at the Parks” partnership that was begun in 2010 in conjunction with the state’s Department of Transportation.

The county will be collecting the recycled material from the Welcome Center and deliver it to Sunoco Recycling who will reprocess it at the Center. Sunoco Recycling is buying the recycling container and using marketing such as poster printing to display information at the York and other centers to encourage people to recycle their waste goods not only at York but throughout the state. Flyers will also be printed so that people travelling in South Carolina will be made aware of the other recycling locations and continue their recycling efforts for the duration of their travels.

With a potential of reaching 1.3 million visitors to the York site alone, the county and state are keen on seeing how this program will expand recycling efforts in the state of South Carolina.