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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (Dec. 17, 2019) - The Charleston County Environmental Management Holiday Schedule is now posted online. Read below for addition details:
Curbside Recycling Collection
Environmental Management Department:
Bees Ferry Landfill
Staffed Convenience Centers
Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department is asking citizens to go green this holiday season by recycling Christmas trees and by following other helpful tips to lessen the environmental impact.
To recycle Christmas trees and greenery, follow these instructions:
All paper, including gift wrapping, cardboard and other products (plastic bottles & containers, glass bottles & jars and aluminum & steel cans) can also be recycled through the curbside program and at the numerous drop-site locations and convenience centers located throughout the County. The convenience centers also accept used motor oil, used electronics (televisions, printers, monitors and computers only), household hazardous materials, batteries, paint, and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).
Note: Please flatten all cardboard boxes before placing in your recycling cart. If you have oversized boxes, please cut them down to 3 x 3 ft. to ensure they will fit in the recycling truck. Stack extra cardboard next to your recycling cart.
Below are other helpful tips you can follow for environmental awareness this holiday season:
Recycle all paper including gift wrap, tissue paper, gift bags, boxes and cardboard.
Buy holiday cards printed on recycled paper. Wrap gifts in newspaper comics or wrapping paper made with recycled content.
Avoid purchasing over-packaged items. Drop off packaging material such as Styrofoam peanuts and bubble wrap at your local shipping store; they will gladly reuse it.
Remember to recycle outdated electronics.
For more information on recycling, contact the Charleston County Environmental Management Department at (843) 720-7111 or visit recycle.charlestoncounty.org.