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Illegal dumping filling up Beaufort Co. convenience centers

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BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

Trash is piling up at Beaufort County convenience centers faster than usually due to who don't live in the county dumping their trash there.

"We 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.

The 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.

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.

The county staff is reviewing proposal for a windshield decal for Beaufort county business owners and residents that would be required to use the convenient center.

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.

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