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Recycling shows greater success than first realized
Newly analyzed data shows Beaufort County’s recent Electronics Recycling and Shredding Event saved more money than originally thought. Officials say the special event held August 6 by the County’s Solid Waste and Recycling Division collected 26.1 tons of electronics, which amounts to a direct savings of $1,992 in disposal and hauling costs. Beaufort County also saved $774 by eliminating the need for disposal and hauling costs of the 10.5 tons of paper collected, shredded and recycled at the event. The event diverted a total of 36.6 tons of material from the landfill. The county has scheduled another electronics recycling and shredding event November 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the county’s two public work sites located at 9 Benton Field Road, Bluffton and at 140 Shanklin Road, Beaufort.

County offices, courthouse closed Labor Day
All Beaufort County administrative offices, solid waste convenience centers, the courthouse and recreational facilities will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 5. The county will resume its normal operating hours the following day, Tuesday, September 6.

Traffic pattern to change on SC 802
Contractors have closed Shell Point Road from Savannah Highway (SC 802) to Hickory Street for up to two weeks while work progresses on the 802 roadway improvement project. Shell Point Road traffic will be detoured to Dogwood Road.  The traffic pattern will also change Monday on Savannah Highway.  The roadway will be clearly marked and the route easily accessible.
For more information on this transportation safety project, which is largely funded through a sales tax approved by voters, visit the Beaufort County website, www.bcgov.net. Look under the “How Do I” options on the home page.

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