America Recycles Day marked in Lowcountry

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston County is marking America Recycles Day with a special recycling event.

The county is holding a Community Collection Day on Saturday where people can drop off items that aren't normally collected through the county's curbside recycling program. That would include, among other things, tires, paint, chemicals, motor oil and old televisions and computers.

The event at James Island Elementary School has representatives of Pet Helpers collecting towels, blankets, pet crates, leashes and other items. Goodwill is collecting clothing, working appliances and tools while Habitat for Humanity is accepting items from home renovations such as cabinets and sinks.

Charleston County is working on a goal of recycling 40 percent of the waste in the county.

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