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12:22 am on Saturday March 17, 2012

New business aims to stop food waste from hitting Charleston's landfills

Launched earlier this year, Charleston-based Food Waste Disposal (FWD) is promoting an environmentally friendly alternative to sending food and organic waste to the landfill. The business, founded by Johns Island resident Wayne Koeckeritz, supplies...
2:21 am on Wednesday March 23, 2011

Berkeley landfill's methane project nears completion (update: done, with revenue gravy)

Image by Flickr user London Permaculture Update March 23: After a couple of years of work, the first methane capture-burn power facility is online in the Lowcounty. At the tail end is energy for 1,500 homes and some $750,000 a year for Berkeley...
4:06 pm on Wednesday December 2, 2009

A New Landfill in Charleston?

"We want to be left alone, in a rural setting," said Ophelia E. Williams, representing the Parkers Ferry community. "This is a dump, this is trash. We don't want it in our neighborhood." This train of thought was shared by many of the hundreds who...
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...
7:11 am on Monday May 11, 2009

Berkeley's methane project gearing up

Image by Flickr user London Permaculture Image by 20090511-methane.jpgAfter much waiting, emissions from Berkeley County's landfill will soon be tapped and converted into either energy or more usable natural gas. Read more stories on this subject...
3:47 am on Wednesday April 1, 2009

Temporary ban on mega dumps getting close

Responding to pressure from the public, The State reports that the state Senate has approved legislation that puts a two year ban on so-called mega dumps that traditionally receive much out-of-state trash. Read more stories on this subject in our...
1:06 am on Sunday December 28, 2008

Expansion of Oakridge Landfill proposed

Between Ridgeville and St. George is the Oakridge Landfill, and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is taking public comment over a proposal to add a "dry materials" landfill that could take 123,500 tons of waste per...
6:08 am on Sunday August 3, 2008

Landfill no longer: 1,500 unit development planned for east Peninsula

Image by TheDigitel/City of CharlestonImage by 20080803promenade.jpg Aerial of development site, The Promenade property is shown in red. Plans for "The Promenade" have been brewing for years and are finally starting to take shape. [gmap markers=blue...
7:32 am on Monday July 21, 2008

Utility nears biomass deal

Image by flickr user D'Arcy NormanImage by 20080721garbage.jpg It might not look (or smell) pretty, but landfills produce a lot of methane gas, which can be used to provide energy to thousands of people. After deciding last month to increase its use...

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