Convenience Center decal distribution begins

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Distribution of Convenience Center decals – physical and electronic – began this week.

One decal will be issued per Beaufort County property owner. In addition to the physical copy, residents will receive an electronic copy that will allow them to have it on their phone and for other members of their household if they are using a different vehicle.

Each household will be allowed two visits per week to a Convenience Center.

Included with each decal will be directions on where to place the decal. Decals will need to go in the top passenger corner.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, decals will be required for all Beaufort County property owners in order to use county Convenience Centers. The decal system is being introduced to prevent contractor and out-of-county abuse of our waste collection locations. Increased enforcement presence will be promoted to deter illegal dumping.

Beaufort County property owners can apply for a decal using the online form at www.beaufortcountysc.gov/SWRDecal. Applications will also be available at all county convenience centers for Beaufort County residents to fill out.

Property owners might also consider making arrangements for individual curbside collection from a permitted waste hauler of their choice and at their own expense. A list of these haulers can be found at https://bit.ly/3nl7Ymp.

These changes come after months of evaluation, public comment, County Council input and resident feedback with the goal of keeping all Convenience Centers safe, environmentally compliant, and easily accessible, while saving taxpayers money.

For questions, call the Beaufort County Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 843-255-2930 or email the Department at swrdecal@bcgov.net