County encourages residents to recycle after holidays

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Because recycling live Christmas trees saves valuable landfill space, Beaufort County is encouraging residents to bring live Christmas trees to any County Convenience Center during normal Center hours. Trees should be placed in the yard waste bins.

Please make sure all ornaments, lights, and other decorations are removed from the trees prior to recycling them. Residents should not take trees to the old locations in Lady’s Island or Bluffton, as doing so will be considered illegal dumping.

In anticipation of increased amounts of post-holiday waste and as a courtesy to other residents, please remember to flatten all cardboard boxes before placing them in the appropriate dumpsters.

Bubble wrap and air pillows can be recycled in the Plastic Bag and Film Collection bins at the Bluffton, Hilton Head, Shanklin and St. Helena Convenience Centers.

Remember too, after the feast, recycle the grease.

For more information on locations and hours of Beaufort County Convenience Centers, please visit www.beaufortcountysc.gov/recycle or call 843-255-2736.

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