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5:33 am on Saturday May 26, 2012

College of Charleston strikes back against move-out trash piles with a thrift sale

Image by Andra WatkinsIt used to be that at the end of every semester, area residents were up in arms over the unsightly and wasteful roadside trash piles left of cloths, furniture, and many still usable items by the mass of evacuating College of...
4:01 am on Tuesday September 20, 2011

Private garbage haulers loses federal lawsuit against Horry County

Matthew High In 2009, Horry County passed an ordinance that requires garbage collected in the county limits to be taken only to the Horry County landfill. Reasons cited for this was avoiding liability for contamination of out-of-area landfills....
3:06 am on Monday August 22, 2011

Myrtle Beach boardwalk testing solar-powered trash compactors

Flickr user SpecialKRB Three BigBelly solar-powered trash compactors have been installed along the new boardwalk as a pilot program with Waste Management. The trash compactors are being tested against the ocean elements along the boardwalk. The...
3:45 am on Monday August 2, 2010

Sounding off on Charleston's teetering trash piles left by college move outs

Image by Andra Watkins If you've lived in downtown Charleston for at least one August you'll be familiar with the college move out phenomenon where every street within a six block radius of the College of Charleston becomes sprinkled with soiled...
6:45 am on Thursday October 15, 2009

Dorchester county landfill taking on some of Charleston's trash

Image by Flickr user D'Arcy NormanImage by 20091015-trash.jpg The Post and Courier reports that Charleston County worked out a two-year contract to send at least 250 tons of garbage daily to the privately owned Oakridge Landfill in Dorchester County...
5:59 am on Saturday May 30, 2009

Charleston County rejects incinerator, moves to up recycling to 40%

Image by Flickr user seanmcgrath Image by 20090530-smoke.jpg Smoke: Charleston County says no thanks, better to burry it. In a surprise move, Charleston County Council has voted to end talks to continue use of the North Charleston trash incinerator...
10:42 am on Tuesday March 24, 2009

Meeting may decide future of Charleston's trash incinerator

Charleston County Council will meet Wednesday, March 25th, to discuss the future of the county's trash incinerator at 4:15 p.m. at the Lonnie Hamilton, III Public Services Building at 4045 Bridge View Drive in North Charleston. Read more stories on...
6:35 am on Friday March 13, 2009

Incinerator renewal gets thumbs down; no final decision yet

Charleston's Green Committee voted against the renewal of the county's incinerator after a consultant said it was not needed. Read more stories on this subject in our incinerator topic page.However, that's not the final decision. But that is close...
5:05 am on Thursday September 18, 2008

Mount Pleasant garbage trucks get GPS

Aiming to make the town's garbage collection a smarter process, Mount Pleasant will stop sending its garbage trucks where there is no trash to be picked up. In the past, garbage crews would go down every alley and street, but sometimes find the...
5:19 am on Tuesday August 5, 2008

College move-outs cause trash troubles

Image by Flickr user striaticImage by 20080805trash.jpg Moving out can be a pain for everyone. But if you can't wait until the night before pickup, why not take some stuff to the recycling center? When college classes end, that means moving for a...

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