YORK COUNTY, S.C. -- You pay extra each month to have your recycling picked up.
But how do you know it’s not just getting thrown away with the trash?
From inside her home, Sarah Morrison shared a video alleging the guy picking up her trash and recycling was not doing what he's supposed to.
“We have separate cans for trash and recycling,” Morrison said. “They're both normally picked up separately by different trucks. Last week it was one truck and the staff out there put both the trash and recycling in the same truck.”
After not getting answers, Morrison contacted The Defenders. She showed us the video, you can see what looks like a cardboard box being tossed in the back of the truck.
Then the recycle can and the trash can, all thrown into one truck.
“It's frustrating because we don't want to put all of that into landfills,” Morrison said.
“I called Liberty Waste Services but no response,” she added.
NBC Charlotte Defender’s Mark Boyle went to the company's lot in Fort Mill.
Joe Miello owns Liberty Waste Services and says the man in this video was recently fired around the same time we started asking questions.
“That is an employee made a choice to do something that ultimately got him terminated,” Miello said.
“When I confronted the guy, it was just a simple, ‘Joe we were running behind and I figured I'd help out,’” Miello said. “And I told him that wasn't good enough.”