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Lake Arrowhead Solid Waste and Recycling Center reopens with expanded services for residents

By Ruben Lowman

Following a several years-long closure, the Lake Arrowhead Solid Waste and Recycling Center is reopening with expanded hours and services for local residents. 

The center, located in the Lake Arrowhead unincorporated area of Horry County that lies just beyond the city limits of North Myrtle Beach, is operated by the county and began to accept waste and recyclables last Friday, May 13, and will officially reopen this Wednesday, May 18. 

“This was a team effort and I want to thank the staff from Horry County Government and the Solid Waste Authority for their work on this project,” County Councilmember Harold Worley said. 

Councilmembers Worley and Bill Howard, who represent the surrounding districts, were instrumental in the efforts to restore the center, working alongside staff members from Horry County and the Solid Waste Authority. 

 “As our county continues to grow, we have to expand and improve the services we offer to our residents,” Howard explained.

“I’m proud of the work we have done to restore this center and to ensure that the residents in this area have convenient access to solid waste and recycling facilities.” 

The center is located next door to the Lake Arrowhead Fire Station and will initially offer several services to the Lake Arrowhead, Arcadian Shores and Briarcliffe Acres areas. The center will offer household garbage disposal, as well as recycling of the following: aluminum cans, foil and pans, steel cans, cardboard and paperboard, glass bottles and jars, newspaper, magazines, catalogs and unwanted mail, plastic bottles, jars and jugs, and clothing and shoes. 

Residents needing to dispose of the following items would need to visit one of the other 24 recycling convenience centers in the county: bulk waste disposal (furniture, mattresses, etc.), yard waste, scrap metal, batteries, cooking oil, household electronics, scrap metal, tires and used motor oil. 

The center will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

For more information, please contact the Solid Waste Authority at 843-347-1651 or visit their website at solidwasteauthority.org. 

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