County to complete residential single-stream recycling program

  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Delivery of new roll carts set to begin on March 20

Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department will be completing the All-In-One residential single-stream recycling program which has been incrementally expanding across the county in an effort to make recycling more convenient for residents.

Two expansion phases remain: Phase VII & Phase VIII.

Starting on Thursday, March 20, about 9,500 homes located in James Island and North Charleston selected for Phase VII will receive All-In-One 95-gallon roll carts. Residents will be able to place all paper products (including cardboard) and all other recyclable containers (plastics #1-7, glass, aluminum and steel) into the new, large cart.

Cart delivery for Phase VIII neighborhoods is expected to begin early May. The county anticipates completing delivery by June 1 for those remaining areas currently receiving curbside dual-stream recycling service, as well as 25,000 homes in these new service areas:

• Buckshire in Ladson

• Tupelo Bay in Mount Pleasant

• Portions of Hwy 162 past Stono Ferry

“This successful recycling program, from the pilot to where we are today, has been a pivotal step toward increasing the diversion of recyclable material from our landfill and achieving council’s 40 percent recycling goal,” explains Charleston County Councilwoman Anna Johnson, who chairs the council’s Recycling/Solid Waste Committee. “I encourage all Charleston County citizens to recycle as much as they can every single day and impress this message upon our youth and future generations.”

The county will send notifications in the mail prior to delivery of new roll carts that details how to use the carts and how to prepare the carts for service. Residents may elect to keep the smaller 22-gallon recycling bins for recycling stations around their home or they may stack their old, empty bins at the curb for pick up on the first day their new roll cart is serviced.

For more information on single stream residential recycling, contact the Charleston County Environmental Management Department at 843-720-7111 or visit www.recycle.charlestoncounty.org.

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