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Charleston Co. to expand single-stream recycling service

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Charleston County is increasing its effort to make recycling easier for residents by expanding their single-stream residential recycling program to an additional 9,000 homes.

Single-family homes in downtown Charleston and homes in the I'On neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant will begin receiving 95-gallon roll carts on Friday, March 8. Residents are encouraged to place all paper products and commingled containers (plastics, glass, aluminum and steel) into the roll carts for recycling.

This single-stream recycling program is part of Charleston County's Environmental Management Department's transition from the dual stream recycling system, which forced the public to separate their recyclables into two bins.

"Charleston County is continuing with plans to expand this important program to make these carts available Countywide," said Charleston County Councilmember Anna Johnson, who chairs Council's Recycling/Solid Waste Committee. "All-In-One recycling is a key component to reaching County Council's 40% recycling goal and extending the life of our landfill."

Charleston County recycling crews will begin single stream collection service in these areas on Monday, March 18.

For more recycling information, click here.

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