Georgetown County: Penalties for illegal waste disposal

GEORGETOWN COUNTY — As cleanup of flood-affected areas begins in some parts of the county, officials are beginning to see instances of people illegally dumping materials along roadsides and on private property. Residents are reminded that this is a crime and is punishable by monetary fines, community service and/or jail time.

Waste should only be disposed of at designated sites. Residential waste including yard waste, tires and household waste can be disposed of at any of the county’s community recycling convenience centers. Twelve of the county’s 14 community convenience centers are open. The Dunbar and Browns Ferry centers are closed due to flooding.

The county’s landfill on Highway 51 is also open, including until 4 p.m. today. That facility will accept all materials, including electronic waste, construction debris and household hazardous waste. Residential debris of more than one pickup truck load should be taken to the landfill. The land fill is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, including recycling convenience center hours, visit http://www.georgetowncountysc.org/recycling/.

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