Charleston County's Environmental Management Department operates the Bees Ferry Road Landfill, a 312-acre site with designated areas for solid waste and debris brought in by local municipalities. As of July 1, 2008, the Bees Ferry Landfill no longer accepts construction and demolition, vegetative waste or yard debris from private or commercial haulers. Tires may still be delivered for $90 per ton, metal for $30 per ton and municipal solid waste for $66 per ton.
Charleston county residents can dispose of one load, up to a ton, of construction and demolition, vegetative waste or yard debris per month at no charge with proper proof of residency. Simply drive up to the white scale house to check in with the attendant.
For questions about what you can dispose of at the landfill, contact the Environmental Management Department at (843)571-0929.
Recyclable items must be dropped off at the Bees Ferry Landfill Convenience Center (located at the front entrance) or other drop sites and convenience centers for recycling. Please note that drop sites are unmanned and only accept paper, plastics, aluminum cans, glass bottles and steel cans. Some take cardboard. Here is what can be recycled:
Residents who don't have residential garbage pick-up can take their garbage to one of the following convenience centers:
Mon. - Sat. 7:30 am - 6pm
Sun. 1pm - 6pm
Mon., Tues., Thurs. - Sat. 7:30am - 6pm
Wed. & Sun. 1pm - 6pm
Tues. - Sat. 10am - 6pm
The Charleston County Environmental Management Department does not collect garbage. Garbage pick-up is managed by the various municipalities and public service districts (PSD) throughout the county.
For questions about your garbage collection:
City of Charleston
City of Folly Beach
City of North Charleston
City of Isle of Palms
Town of Awendaw
Town of Hollywood
Town of James Island
Town of Kiawah Island
Town of Lincolnville
Town of McClellanville
Town of Meggett
Town of Mount Pleasant
Town of Ravenel
Town of Rockville
Town of Seabrook Island
Town of Sullivan's Island
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