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Lake Arrowhead Solid Waste and Recycling Center Reopens with Expanded Service

Horry County Councilmembers Harold Worley and Bill Howard are pleased to announce the reopening of the Lake Arrowhead Solid Waste and Recycling Center with expanded hours and services. These Councilmembers led the initiative to restore the center, working together with staff members from Horry County and the Solid Waste Authority to implement the project.

Following a several years-long closure, the center will begin to accept waste and recyclables on Friday, May 13, 2022 and will officially reopen on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The Center will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Horry County Councilmember Bill Howard said, “As our County continues to grow, we have to expand and improve the services we offer to our residents. I’m proud of the work we have done to restore this center and to ensure that the residents in this area have convenient access to solid waste and recycling facilities.” 

Councilmember Harold Worley said, “This was a team effort and I want to thank the staff from Horry County Government and the Solid Waste Authority for their work on this project.”  

The center is located next door to the Lake Arrowhead Fire Station and will initially offer:

  • Household garbage disposal 
  • Recycling of the following: 
  • Aluminum cans, foil and pans 
  • Steel cans
  • Cardboard and paperboard (such as cereal boxes)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Newspaper, magazines, catalogs and unwanted mail
  • Plastic bottles, jars and jugs
  • Clothing and shoes 

Residents needing to dispose of the following items would need to visit one of the other 24 Recycling Convenience Centers:

  • Bulk Waste disposal (furniture, mattresses, etc.) 
  • Yard Waste
  • Scrap Metal
  • Batteries 
  • Cooking Oil 
  • Household electronics 
  • Scrap metal 
  • Tires 
  • Used Motor Oil 

For more information, please contact the Solid Waste Authority at (843) 347-1651 or visit their website at solidwasteauthority.org



Keep Horry County Beautiful's New Survey Asks for Input on Plastic Bags

Keep Horry County Beautiful, a subcommittee of the Horry County Parks and Open Space Board has a mission to end litter, reduce waste, and beautify communities. As part of this mission, Keep Horry County Beautiful and their partners have picked-up over 122,000 pounds of litter in 2018! In an effort to shape the future of a litter-free Horry County, Keep Horry County Beautiful and their partners including the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, Grand Strand Surfrider Foundation, CCU’s Sustain Coastal, and the Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium has launched a survey on recycling and single-use plastic bags intended to gather input to guide education and outreach.

Anyone interested in taking the survey is invited to access it online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KHCBSingleUsePlastics. The survey is anticipated to be available for three to six months with an end date in April or May 2020. A link to the survey will be posted on the Keep Horry County Beautiful Facebook page and distributed via email to those who have expressed interest in receiving communication from Keep Horry County Beautiful. The survey may also be shared by our partner organizations and their members.

If you would like to be added to the contact list for Keep Horry County Beautiful by calling (843) 915-5340 or by email. You can also sign up for additional communications from the Planning & Zoning Department, by visiting the website.



Horry County Recycling Centers Available for Any Post Storm Yard Debris

Conway, South Carolina – Since Horry County Government does not provide daily curbside pickup, citizens in the unincorporated areas of Horry County should take all post storm yard debris to one of the 24 Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s Recycling Service Centers.  A list of locations and hours can be found on their website.  Other suggestions of what you can do include:

If you live within the limits of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Atlantic Beach, Surfside Beach or Conway, please contact them for debris removal information.  When removing yard debris yourself, please use proper safety equipment such as heavy gloves, goggles, breathing masks and boots. 

For more information on the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, please contact them at 843-347-1651.



Horry County Recycling Centers

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Government does not provide daily curbside pickup, citizens in the unincorporated areas of Horry County should take all flooding related debris to one of the 24 Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s Recycling Service Centers.  A list of locations and hours can be found on their website.  Other suggestions of what you can do include:

  • Stay tuned to local media for information regarding debris cleanup and recycling center hours.
  • If you live within the limits of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Atlantic Beach, Surfside Beach or Conway, please contact them for debris removal information.
  • Call professionals to remove large uprooted trees/limbs.
  • When removing flooding debris yourself, please use proper safety equipment such as heavy gloves, goggles, breathing masks and boots.

For more information on the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, please contact them at 843-347-1651.

 



Horry County Recycling Centers to Close Early

Conway, South Carolina –The Horry County Recycling Centers will close early this afternoon at 4 p.m. and return to a normal operating schedule tomorrow (Tuesday, October 6.).



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