Why Recycle?

  • If all morning newspapers read in the United States were recycled, 41,000 trees would be saved daily and 6 million tons of waste would never end up in landfills.
  • Recycling an aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television set for three hours.
  • Each year, steel recycling saves the energy equivalent to electrically power about one-fifth of U.S. households for one year.
  • Americans buy over 85 million tons of paper per year-that's about 700 pounds per person.
  • Every year nearly 900,000,000 trees are cut down to provide raw materials for American paper and pulp mills.
  • Every year we generate around 14 million tons of food waste which is 106 pounds of food waste per person.
  • Americans throw away about 28 billion bottles and jars every year.
  • Even 500 years from now, the foam coffee cup you used this morning will be sitting in a landfill.
  • 98% of lead acid or car batteries are being recycled.

Recycling Centers

South Berkeley Recycling Center
(637 Pilgrim St., Inwood)
Days of Operation: Tuesday through Saturday: 9am to 5pm

Grapevine Road Recycling Center
(111 Landfill Drive, Martinsburg)
Days of Operation: Tuesday through Saturday: 9am to 5pm

Hedgesville Recycling Center
(Eagle Plaza 3790 Hedgesville Road, Hedgesville)
Days of Operation: Saturday Only: 9am to 5pm

List of Non-Recyclables

The following items are examples of items that cannot be recycled in the Berkeley County Recycling Program:

  • Automotive Plastic
  • Plastic containers 1-7 - Not acceptable at the South Berkeley Recycling Center
  • Ceramics
  • Garden Hoses
  • Incandescent light bulbs
  • Liquids (except automotive oil or antifreeze)
  • Lumber with any paint or stain is not acceptable. Lumber used in outdoor applications such as decks, steps or fencing is not acceptable. Plastic or rotten lumber is not acceptable.
  • Pressurized Tanks
  • Rope
  • Stumps
  • Styrofoam
  • VHS cassettes
  • Vinyl Siding
  • Waxed paper or waxed cardboard
  • Window Glass