Tel: 877.682.0234  PO Box 11030 Rock Hill SC 29731

Our Business

Begun by Don Burnette Sr. in Greensboro, NC, in 2001, Diversified Recycling moved to Rock Hill, SC in 2002.  A recycler of used oil, antifreeze, used oil filters, solvents, tires, lead acid batteries, lithium batteries absorbents, fluorescent lamps and bulbs, HID bulbs, computers and other chemicals, Diversified serves a number of clients and companies, including automotive repair shops, dealerships and businesses with fleets of cars and trucks. Diversified Recycling is also very proud to be the contracted waste disposal company for the State of SC.

Diversified is now serving approximately 500 private customers throughout North and South Carolina, in addition to its contract with the State of South Carolina.

Through its operations, Diversified recycles approximately 3,628 tons of material annually. Diversified is also proud to serve the military by cleaning out oil tanks and jet fuel at South Carolina’s military bases, demonstrating its trusted and proven reputation.  Burnette and his sons, Don Jr. and Joe, run the business providing quality customer service and fair pricing, all in compliance with DHEC regulations.

Although Diversified Recycling's customers are primarily industrial or commercial, the company also provides limited services to locals with waste oil disposal and performs residential oil tank cleanings, decommissioning and removal.

Also of note, company founder, Don Burnette Sr., realized that oil filters were a growing problem for his clients due to the messy process of draining them and collecting the residual oil.  In response, Don Sr. developed a crusher that drains residual oil from filters and converts the filters into tight briquettes that can be used by the steel industry. Steel companies like Nucor in Darlington with electric arc furnaces can recover the steel from the filter, diverting thousands of oil filters from state landfills.

We’re committed to building a relationship with our customers and servicing their needs for years to come! We only employ experienced drivers knowledgeable in proper hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal.


Our drivers and service techs are highly skilled and have years of experience and certifications. But, their dedication to making sure your needs are met doesn't come from that, it comes from within. And it's embraced and appreciated by all of our staff. 


Get to know our experienced drivers. They’ve got the skills, and a desire to help. Come see why no one is as qualified or convenient as we are.

In addition, Diversified is also a licensed hazardous waste transporter, handling plant decommissioning, as well as, emergency spill response and clean up.  It also offers clients comprehensive environmental packages, including employee training, quarterly and/or yearly reporting and recycling, to make Diversified a one stop shop for clients’ environmental needs.

Our Team