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Commercial Recycling gets trial run in Charleston County

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County announced Wednesday it will start a commercial recycling pilot program designed to engage business participation and gather data on commercial recycling.  The program is expected to run for several months in strategically selected areas of the county.

"Although the pilot program is currently free of charge to participating businesses, an analysis of the data will provide a framework for developing a comprehensive commercial recycling program in the future, as well as determine any potential collection fees," said Nancy Carter, Charleston County Environmental Management Department's Community Representative.

Materials that will be recycled for the pilot program are cardboard, mixed paper and commingled products (plastics #1-7, glass containers and aluminum and steel cans).  All materials will be processed at the county's Romney Street recycling center.

The East Montague Business District represents a variety of businesses that include restaurants and bars, professional offices, financial institutions and retailers.  The area was selected to be a test area for the program because of the variety of businesses in the district.

"Because of its variety and high level of interest in recycling, it was identified as a model area to initiate the Commercial Recycling Pilot Program," said Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor.

For more information on the Commercial Recycling Pilot Program, contact the Charleston County Environmental Management Department at (843) 720-7111 or visit http://www.charlestoncounty.org.

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