On Tuesday, November 19, 2019 the Solid Waste Services Department was made aware that Charleston County Bees Ferry Landfill was planning on discontinuing accepting man-made debris from municipalities. On Wednesday, November 20, 2019 the Department was told that beginning Monday, November 25, 2019 all man-made debris would need to be hauled to Republic’s Spring Grove Facility at 8100 Palmetto Commerce Pkwy, Ladson, SC 29456.
In order to minimize the financial impact of the increased hauling distance, the following changes have been made regarding the amount of construction debris and bulk materials that will be picked up:
These changes will begin on March 1st, 2020 and allowed items will be picked up weekly on your regular pick-up day. Please place only the new allowed amount of bulk and construction material curbside each week (Limit to 2 bulk items or 1 claw scoop of materials generated by the homeowner per week). An example of a bulk item would be furniture, mattresses, box springs, etc.
Residents are still allowed to bring debris at no charge to the Bees Ferry Convenience Center at 1344 Bees Ferry Rd, Charleston, SC 29414. We also are encouraging residents to try to repurpose, reuse and recycle furniture, clothing and certain building materials (windows, doors, decking etc.) to reduce the number of trips to the landfill.
If you have any questions about the new regulations or are unsure if a certain material is allowed, please call The Solid Waste Services Department directly at (843) 762-5260. Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.
Director of Solid Waste Services
UNUSUALLY HIGHER SEWER BILL CONSIDERATIONS
JIPSD bills for sewer after the water has been consumed so consider the following information and have a calendar handy to review your dates. Your bill includes important information to help you determine your usage and when it increased. Look for the following information: Gallons (ccfs) used and the number of days in this time frame.
THESE ITEMS CAN INCREASE YOUR WATER USAGE AND AFFECT YOUR BILL:
Typically, if your readings return to more normal on your next bill it is likely that it was one of these reasons or another simple explanation that caused the increase and not a leak.
If you think it remains high, you may have a leak and should contact a plumber to investigate. Meters are imported monthly from Charleston Water System meter reads and neither can tell you the exact day and time that high usage occurs within any given cycle.
Dear Valued Residents of James Island,
President’s Day is Monday, February 17th and JIPSD offices will be closed.
This holiday closure will affect your Solid Waste Services collection schedule. Please see below for details.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day our offices will be closed Monday, January 20th. All garbage, yard debris, and bulk item collection will be done on a one-day slide. Regular collection operations resume Monday, January 27th.