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E-Waste Recycling Event
- Date: 12/08/2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
If you took advantage of the big savings and purchased new electronics on Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday, Dorchester County wants to make sure the old/unwanted electronics are disposed of correctly.
To make it easier, Dorchester County is hosting an E-Waste recycling event on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the St. George and Hwy 61 Convenience Sites.
Unwanted electronics are one of the nation's fastest growing waste streams. Often called e-waste, electronics contain potentially hazardous material such as lead and mercury that can pose a risk to human health and the environment if not properly managed.
Electronics also contain valuable material such as precious metals that can be recovered through responsible recycling. The recycling of electronics, beyond protecting the environment and conserving resources, also provides the raw material for recycling businesses and creates jobs.
South Carolina passed legislation in 2010 that banned the disposal of specific electronics in solid waste landfills effective July 1, 2011.
The legislation was revised on March 4, 2014, to add more specific requirements and recovery obligations for computer monitor and television manufacturers.
One key component of the legislation requires residents to recycle computers, computer monitors, printers and televisions. Specifically, the legislation says that residents "may not knowingly place or discard" a computer, computer monitor, printer, and television "in any waste stream that is to be disposed of in a solid waste landfill."
The following items may be disposed of at the Highway 61 Convenience Site and/or the St. George Convenience Site:
• Christmas Lights
• Gaming Consoles
• Answering Machines
• Alarm Clocks
• Small Appliances
• Vacuum Cleaners etc.
For more information please contact the Solid Waste Division of the Dorchester County Public Works Department at (843) 563-0070.