Construction issues push back opening date for new Charleston Co. recycling facility

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A new recycling facility in Charleston County was scheduled to open in June 2018, but a foundation issue has pushed the opening date back to February 2019.

Crews recently restarted construction on the site off Palmetto Commerce Parkway in North Charleston. Officials said in 2017 that the county is spending $1.5 million to truck that recycled material to Horry County.

The facility in Charleston is supposed to make the recycling process faster and easier by processing 25 tons per hour. That's 5 times faster than the Romney street facility

The new 57,000 square foot center has been in the works for more than four years, with plans officially approved by County Council in April 2013. In 2015 the Romney Street recycling center shut down its processing, leaving curbside collections to be transported to the Pee Dee region.

The average homeowner will have to pay an additional $10 more per year to solid waste management.

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