Thursday, May 1, 2014
Remainder of county residents in existing service areas to receive carts by June 1
Charleston County's Environmental Management Department is 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. One expansion phase remains, Phase VIII, which includes approximately 24,000 single family households.
“The completion of the All-In-One residential recycling program is a very important achievement,” said Charleston County Council member Anna Johnson, who chairs the Council's Recycling/Solid Waste Committee. “With this program, we have seen an increase in recycling participation and the amount of recyclable material collected as residents see how easy it is to recycle with the new roll carts. The success of this program is an important element in achieving our 40% recycling goal, conserving natural resources and extending the life of our landfill.”
Residents in this final expansion phase will receive an All-In-One, 95-gallon roll cart. Single stream recycling allows residents to place all paper products (including cardboard) and all other recyclable containers (plastics #1-7, glass, aluminum and steel) into one convenient cart.
Cart delivery for Phase VIII neighborhoods will begin May 2. The County anticipates completing delivery by June 1 for those remaining areas currently receiving curbside dual stream recycling service, as well as homes in these new service areas:
• Buckshire in Ladson
• Tupelo Bay in Mount Pleasant
• Portions of Highway 162 past Stono Ferry
Charleston County will send notifications in the mail prior to delivery of new roll carts detailing how to use the carts and how to prepare the carts for service. Only roll carts can be used for this program. 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 pickup 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.