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:
- Limit to 2 bulk items or 1 claw scoop of materials generated by the homeowner per week (1 claw scoop is the equivalent of what would fit in a regular 96-gallon roll-cart)
- Property owners or managers will be responsible for any property clean outs resulting from evictions or other tenant related issues
- As a reminder, prior ordinance/regulations state construction and demo materials generated by contractors need to be hauled by the contractor or homeowner
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