MYRTLE BEACH — The Horry County Solid Waste Authority and Clemson University’s Carolina Clear stormwater education and involvement program are teaming to help residents of Myrtle Beach properly dispose of household hazardous waste, such as batteries, paints and pesticides.

During “Spring Greening” at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, Myrtle Beach residents are encouraged to bring unused household hazardous products that should not be discarded in household trash or down storm drains. Disposing of these materials properly helps protect local natural resources and the health of local residents.

The Spring Greening takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Solid Waste Authority’s main facility, 1886 Highway 90 in Conway.

Properly disposing of household hazardous waste helps prevent pollution from being washed by stormwater to rivers and other waterways that supply drinking water, and to area beaches.

Working with other educators in the Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium, Carolina Clear’s goal is to empower citizens to protect water resources through public education and involvement programs such as the Spring Greening event.

For more information about this event, contact Stephanie Todd at the Solid Waste Authority at 843-347-1651 or Chris Ramaglia at Clemson University Extension at 843-365-6715.

Materials accepted (no business waste, please):

  • acids 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
  • wood preservatives

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Carolina Clear
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.


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