DeBordieu residents are committed to reducing, reusing and recycling consumable materials and our newly updated Recycle Center will help meet that goal.
“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
Native American Proverb
Each county’s recycle requirements are different, so please follow these tips from the Georgetown County Environmental Services Department to ensure your trash gets recycled:
- Follow the signs on each bin. Glass goes with glass, cardboard with cardboard, etc. Mixing or “cross-contaminating” mean a trip to the landfill;
- Do NOT bag your recyclables — bags can’t be opened so all contents in the bag go to the landfill;
- Take tops, lids, etc. off recyclables. Water bottles are recyclable – their caps are not.
Georgetown County Environmental Services will continue to monitor the DCCA Recycle Center for “cross-contamination.” Without the manpower necessary to purge cross-contamination, the entire recycle bin is dumped in the landfill if there is cross-contamination. The effectiveness of recycling efforts mirrors the compliance with the recycle rules. In other words, if you don’t follow the rules your trash doesn’t get recycled and your efforts are wasted. For those interested, tours of the landfill are available and open to the public.
Thank you for your part in keeping DeBordieu “green.”