|Tomorrow is Earth Day, so we are answering some frequently asked questions about recycling.
What is recycling?
Recycling is any process by which materials – which would otherwise become solid waste – are collected, separated, or processed + reused or returned to use as raw materials or products.
How do I get a recycling container?
You can request a bin for single family households, apartments + condos, businesses, or special events here.
What day will my recycling be picked up?
Find your day here by clicking on the color where you live.
What if I have some boxes I need to recycle, can I just place those next to my bin?
No. Everything that you want recycled must be in the bin to be picked up. You can break down or cut the cardboard boxes to size. For bigger items that need recycling, find your nearest dropsite here.
What to recycle:
✅ Paper + cartons
✅ Aluminum + steel
✅ Cardboard + paperboard
✅ Plastic containers + bottles
✅ Glass bottles + jars
What not to recycle:
🚫 No plastic bags or film
🚫 No tanglers (cords, hoses, belts, holiday lights, etc.)
🚫 No scrap metal or construction debris
🚫 No food waste
🚫 No textiles
If you’re unsure about an item, find specifics on what is recyclable here.
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○ After nearly 15 years on John’s Island, The Fat Hen will close its doors Apr. 26. The owners are selling the 2-acre site to an investment firm for $2.39 million. There are plans to turn the space into a Minero – a Mexican-inspired venue. (The Post and Courier)
○ SCDOT has designated 200 angled parking spaces as free beach parking alongside Palm Boulevard on Isle of Palms. In addition, the speed limit on this street will be reduced to 30 mph. 🚘 (The Post and Courier)
○ The Department of Natural Resources urges beachgoers to watch out for clamworms, tiny marine creatures that tend to bite. These sea worms transform into epitokes during the springtime and have been spotted across the SC coast this year. 🐛 (WCIV)
○ The Charleston County School District has announced plans to begin vaccinations for students ages 16+ by the end of this month. The school district plans to send out permission forms to parents at the end of this week. (WCSC)
○ Visit SCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data and stats + information regarding the vaccine. Data and stats regarding South Carolina’s employment, businesses, economy, and education can be found on accelerateSC’s website.
○ The Charleston Southern Buccaneers finished their spring football season with a big 20-7 win over the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs on Saturday. The win celebrated defensive coordinator Zane Vance’s 400th game as a college coach. 🏈 (The Post and Courier)
○ The Benedict College marching band will perform in the 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The band is 1 of 9 that were chosen to participate in the parade — and 1 of hundreds that applied. 🥁 (WLTX)
○ The Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center will work with Coastal Pediatrics Associates and MUSC Children’s Health Child Abuse Pediatrics to provide local healthcare workers with enhanced training to identify + treat the symptoms of child abuse.
○ The general manager of Mount Pleasant Waterworks — Clay Duffie — plans to retire this summer on July 1. Clay has served as general manager at the company for 30+ years — where he focused on improving water quality and more throughout his career. (WCBD News 2)
○ AMOR Healing Kitchen will host its Seed to Soul Brunch in the Park on Sat., May 8. On the day of the event, a 4-course, locally-curated meal will be available for pickup, with all proceeds going toward the provision of meals for individuals undergoing medical treatments. 🍽
○ On Thursday, there will be a food giveaway downtown hosted by local groups from 9 a.m. while supplies last. (WCBD News 2)
○ Regular check-ups are essential to staying healthy. If you struggle with nerves before or during a visit, forget to ask specific questions, or just want to be better organized, the local pros at MUSC Health recommend coming prepared. Here are 6 questions to ask during your annual checkup. Ⓟ
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These aren’t your average hikers — Matt Grooms and Grace Nesseth (and their 2 pups) are trekking across the country to raise money for charity + ending their journey in South Carolina. They began the hike in Huntington Beach, CA on Oct. 2 and will finish on May 1 in Myrtle Beach.
Earlier this week, the duo made their way through Lexington + at that point had traveled over 2,700 miles for 145 days and gone through at least 6 pairs of shoes. They have also raised approx. $60,000 (with a goal of $75,000 by May 1) for Time in a Bottle — a nonprofit started by Grace’s mom that helps clean homes for those with children with life-threatening illnesses.
You can follow along with the couple’s journey here + contribute to fundraising here.
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○ Open Studio | Wed., Apr. 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet | $16+ | Access is included with general admission. 🎨
○ Game of Thrones Theme Trivia | Wed., Apr. 21 | 7 p.m. | Mex 1 (Park West), 1109 Park West Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | Participants get to enjoy drinks specials + themed prizes. ❄️
○ Volunteer Training: Serving Seniors, Neighbor to Neighbor | Wed., Apr. 21 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn to assist seniors who need a helping hand to maintain their independence.
○ Josh Wolf | Wed., Apr. 21 | 8 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. | $25+ | This stand-up comedy show will sell tickets in groups of 2 + 4 to ensure proper social distancing. 🎤
○ Diamonds Direct Spring Designer Show | Now-Sat., Apr. 24 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | 1911 Highway 17 N., Mt. Pleasant | Shop featured designers including Simon G., Fana, Christian Bauer, Furrer-Jacot + more and receive 20% off. Some exclusions apply. Ⓟ
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