Horry County ‘Spring Greening’ event is this weekend
CONWAY — The Horry County Solid Waste Authority, with the help of Clemson University’s Carolina Clear stormwater education and awareness program, would like to help residents of Horry County properly dispose of household hazardous waste, such as paints, pesticides and cleaning chemicals.
During this year’s Spring Greening event at the Solid Waste Authority, county residents are encouraged to bring unused household hazardous products that should not be discarded in household trash or down drains.
Properly disposing of household hazardous waste helps prevent pollution entering the local water system and away from area beaches.
The Spring Greening takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Solid Waste Authority’s main facility at 1886 Highway 90 in Conway.
For more information, contact Stephanie Todd at the Solid Waste Authority at 843-347-1651 or Ben Powell at the Clemson University Horry County Extension office at 843-365-6715.
Acid and bases, antifreeze, brake fluid, drain openers, gasoline and kerosene, oxidizers, pesticides, poisons, weed killers, aerosols, batteries, corrosives, flammables, furniture strippers, household cleaners, lighter fluid, paints and thinners, photography chemicals, pool chemicals and wood preservatives.
Carolina Clear is a comprehensive approach to inform and educate communities about water quality, water quantity and the cumulative effects of stormwater. Carolina Clear addresses the special significance of South Carolina’s water resources and the role they play in the state’s economy, environmental health, and overall quality of life.