From staff reports
Beaufort County Solid Waste & Recycle held an art contest in recognition of America Recycles Day and have announced that Beaufort Elementary School 5th grader Vivian Dang is the winner.
Her winning design will be displayed on a billboard in Beaufort County and will help promote the three Rs of recycling: reduce, reuse and recycle.
The contest was open to students of Beaufort County Schools, Grades 2 through 8. Students were asked to submit artwork that displayed a clear message to recycle in Beaufort County. Other entries can be found at https:// bit.ly/3Ez1VDG.
SC DHEC established a goal to reach a 40 percent recycle rate by 2020. As of 2020 the rate was 25.5 percent. We encourage residents and visitors of Beaufort County to know the facts and recycle correctly.
For more information, visit Solid Waste & Recycle at https://bit.ly/335J7hI or contact the Recycling Coordinator Victoria Hoffman at victoria.hoffman@bcgov. net.
Funding for the billboard was provided by a grant through SC DHEC.