City offers residential recycling program, no cost for bin, cart
By Pat Dowling|
The city of North Myrtle Beach believes in residential recycling, and its public works department intends to exceed South Carolina’s statewide goal of 40 percent participation. Toward that end, the department will enclose a brochure outlining its residential recycling program opportunities in with the city’s April water bill.
The city provides weekly curbside collection of residential recyclables and will provide each customer with a recycling bin or recycling roll-cart container (based on availability). There is no cost for the initial bin or roll-cart, however, a replacement fee is charged for lost or stolen roll-carts. Recycling roll-carts are available in 64 gallon or 48 gallon sizes at the customer’s option. Residents can acquire a recycling bin or roll-cart by contacting the public works department at 843-280-5500.
The following materials may be included in North Myrtle Beach residential curbside recycling: Newspapers; magazines; catalogs; junk mail (first dispose of any personal information via shredding); phone books with hard cover removed; cereal, snack and cracker cardboard boxes; shoe boxes; corrugated cardboard boxes that have been emptied and flattened; aluminum and metal cans, including aerosol cans; plastic jugs and bottles marked with No. 1-7; glass jars and bottles.
Participants are asked to place recyclables at curbside only on their recycling collection day. Materials left at curbside for prolonged periods of time can be blown away by wind or swept away by rainfall, leading to clogged storm water drains.
The city also operates a recycling drop-off site on Bay Street at Sixth Avenue South and a cardboard collection site at its solid waste transfer station at 1220 Second Avenue South. E-Waste can also be taken to this location.
The city offers a special cardboard collection service for anyone moving in or out of a home and immediately following the Christmas holidays. During those times, place your flattened cardboard boxes at curbside on your scheduled recycling pick up day. You must call 843-280-5500 in advance to receive this limited service.
The following materials are not accepted for curbside recycling but may be recycled at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s Convenience Centers: Batteries, cooking oil, household electronics, scrap metal, tires, shoes, textiles, used motor oil, used filters and yard waste. A list of Convenience Center locations is available at www.solidwasteauthority.org.
Chemicals, paints and cleaners may be recycled at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority location on Highway 90 on the third Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.