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Keep Horry County Beautiful Partners to Clean Up Area Road

Conway, South Carolina – The South Carolina Aquarium has created a SCA Citizen Science App that will allow citizens to track and remove litter from both land and water throughout South Carolina. The new application will track litter across the state which assists with research and development of future programs.

To promote the free app, South Carolina Aquarium staff will tour the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s landfill facility and assist Keep Horry County Beautiful, the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, Palmetto Pride and the Horry County Police in cleaning up litter along the Sterrit Swamp Road area on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The application can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store. For more information, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful by email or 915-5340. 



4th Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Council, in conjunction with Keep Horry County Beautiful and numerous partners, will host a countywide, volunteer litter cleanup event Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The event will feature 10-locations around the county where volunteers can choose to participate. Sign-in at each location will begin at 8:30 a.m. with roadside pickup to begin at 9 am to noon.   

Volunteers are invited to a post celebration party at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority in Conway (1886 Highway 90) from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.  The litter collected at the various locations around the county will be transported to the landfill.  There will be food, prizes, entertainment, tours of the landfill, and much more!

Pre-registration is highly encouraged and available on the Horry County website.  Volunteers may follow the link to pre-register online or may download the preregistration form and mail it to Nancy Tindall, Horry County Planning & Zoning, 1301 2nd Ave, Conway, SC 29526.  The public is invited to participate as well as church groups, civic organizations, community associations, local businesses, etc. Come out and show your support for a cleaner Horry County!

Volunteers should also download a waiver form to bring to the registration table on the day of the event. One form will be required per individual. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEANUP EVENT WITHOUT A SIGNED WAIVER FORM!   Please note that participants who are at least 16 years of age, but under 18 years of age, must have a parent or other legal custodian sign the waiver form.  NO PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 YEARS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT PRESENCE OF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.

Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes to participate and are encouraged to wear long sleeves, long pants, leather shoes or boots, and eye protection.  Trash bags, gloves, a wristband, and a brightly colored t-shirt will be provided the day of the event.

For more information on the 4th Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day, contact Nancy Tindall with Horry County Planning & Zoning by email or phone at 843-915-5340.

For registration forms, click HERE.



Keep Horry County Beautiful Litter Events

Conway, South Carolina – The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee announces a volunteer opportunity for anyone interested in assisting with upcoming litter cleanups in our community.  Trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and trash grabbers will be provided.

  1. Saturday, March 4, 2017 – St. Joseph Road & Sandridge Road (Little River area)– 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Volunteers should meet at the St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church.  For more information, contact Lorraine Wilson at 843-997-3372. 
  2. Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Burgess Community Cleanup – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Volunteers will meet at the South Strand Recreation Center on Scipio Lane.  For more information, contact Al Jordan at 843-215-1473.
  3. Saturday, March 25, 2017 – Port Drive – 9 a.m. The Harbour Towne HOA and volunteers will meet at the intersection of Port Drive and Malibu Lane.  For more information, contact Becky Warren at 843-293-6453.

The next meeting of the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is March 28, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in Multipurpose Room B of the Government and Justice Center located 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway.  If you would like to get involved in keeping our community beautiful and litter free, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful at 915-5340 or by email



Third Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Council, in conjunction with Keep Horry County Beautiful and numerous partners, will host a countywide, volunteer litter cleanup event Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The event will feature 10-locations around the county where volunteers can choose to participate. Sign-in at each location will begin at 8:30 a.m. with roadside pickup to begin at 9 am to noon.   

Volunteers are invited to a post celebration party at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority in Conway (1886 Highway 90) from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.  The litter collected at the various locations around the county will be transported to the landfill.  There will be food, prizes, entertainment, tours of the landfill, and much more!

Pre-registration is highly encouraged and available on the Horry County website.  Volunteers may follow the link to pre-register online or may download the preregistration form and mail it to Nancy Tindall, Horry County Planning & Zoning, 1301 2nd Ave, Conway, SC 29526.  The public is invited to participate as well as church groups, civic organizations, community associations, local businesses, etc. Come out and show your support for a cleaner Horry County!

Volunteers should also download a waiver form to bring to the registration table on the day of the event. One form will be required per individual. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEANUP EVENT WITHOUT A SIGNED WAIVER FORM!   Please note that participants who are at least 16 years of age, but under 18 years of age, must have a parent or other legal custodian sign the waiver form.  NO PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 YEARS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT PRESENCE OF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.

Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes to participate and are encouraged to wear long sleeves, long pants, leather shoes or boots, and eye protection.  Trash bags, gloves, a wristband, and a brightly colored t-shirt will be provided the day of the event.

For more information on the 3rd Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day, contact Nancy Tindall with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340 or by email

 

 

 



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.

 



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