CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - As apartment leases expire and college students are relocating, the city of Charleston is acting to avoid build-up of discarded household goods on city sidewalks and streets.
"Operation Move-Out" is an effort of the City of Charleston and the College of Charleston to facilitate the rapid removal of refuse from public areas.
Operation Move-Out begins Thursday at 8 a.m. Tenants can place items at the curb by 7 a.m. through Saturday, August 1.
Tenants can also leave items at the curb after 6 p.m. on Sunday for pickup on Monday.
The areas of the Charleston peninsula most affected have been divided into zones:
- Zone One: Area from Line Street to Cannon Street
- Zone Two: Area from Cannon Street to Calhoun Street
- Zone Three: Area from Calhoun Street to Beaufain Street
According to officials, Livability Division code enforcement officers will conduct patrols in each zone to identify improperly discarded trash.
Officers and their teams will be patrolling their zones starting at 8 a.m. each day.
Environmental Services will pick up trash at locations identified by code enforcement officers until 5 p.m.
Tenants in violation will be given informational fliers detailing appropriate methods for the disposal of their household items, as well as alternative methods for discarding items.
Officials suggest donating gently used items to a charity such as Good Will Industries.