Illegal dumping filling up Beaufort Co. convenience centers
BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -
is piling up at Beaufort County convenience centers faster than usually due to
who don't live in the county dumping their trash there.
are currently reviewing options to ensure Beaufort County residents are the
only ones using the centers because they are the ones paying for the service.
If more of these non-county residents continue to use the centers, it's going
to raise taxes for the Beaufort County residents," said Beaufort County
Administrator Gary Kubic, in a statement.
county pays $65,000 a month to transport trash and $42 more per ton to dispose
of the waste at the Hickory Hill landfill in Jasper County, according to the
county does not have its own landfill, so it will always have to pay another
municipality for disposal, said Recycling Director Jim Minor in a news release.
county staff is reviewing proposal for a windshield decal for Beaufort county
business owners and residents that would be required to use the convenient
Beaufort County has 11 convenience where Beaufort County residents
can drop off their household solid waste and yard waste.
Residential construction and demolition debris can be dropped off
in small quantities only the Shanklin, St. Helena, Bluffton locations.
Seven of the convenience centers accept recycling materials. For
more information about Beaufort County's Solid Waste and Recycling, go to http://www.bcgov.net/recycle.