County to Open Convenience Centers and Debris Sites September 13
Following closures due to Hurricane Irma, all Beaufort County Convenience Centers are scheduled to open tomorrow, Wednesday, September 13. Centers are typically closed on Wednesdays, but the County is reopening them early to accommodate residents. The Centers will operate from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All Centers will return to their normal operating schedules Thursday, September 14.
The County will not provide curbside pickup of Hurricane Irma storm debris.
Beaufort County is opening two Debris Management Sites to accept Class 1 and 2 debris, as well as white goods debris.
Commercial vehicles should not use the debris sites.
- Ihly Farms – 66 Ihly Farm Road in Beaufort
- Pinckney Point – 651 Pinckney Colony Road in Bluffton
- An additional site has been opened on Daufuskie Island at the Convenience Center located at 99 Francis Jones Blvd.
- Residents must transport their debris to the convenience centers or debris management sites.
- Residents should not bring storm-related debris to the convenience centers.
- There is no charge for disposal of residential quantities at these locations.
- Class 1 land clearing debris includes woody debris – tree limbs, leaves, and other yard waste.
- Class 2 construction and demolition debris includes building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, mattresses, and plumbing items.
- White goods debris includes refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, heat pumps, ovens, ranges, washing machines, and clothes dryers.
- All food products must be removed prior to dropping off white goods.
- Doors must be removed from refrigerators and freezers.
- Debris will be collected according to class and should not be mixed together.
Residents in unincorporated areas should be mindful of Beaufort County’s burn ordinance, which outlines rules for burning on residential properties:
- Outdoor burning of leaves, tree branches, yard trimmings, and other vegetative matter must be located no less than 75 feet away from any structure or road.
- The burning must occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- The burning should be fully extinguished by 3 p.m. and shall not be allowed to smoke beyond that time.
- The burning shall be attended by a competent person from the time the fire is kindled until all embers of the fire have been extinguished; and the person shall have a garden hose connected to a constant water supply, or other fire extinguishing equipment readily available for use, in amounts that can prevent the spread of any open burning beyond the allowable area.
- Proper notification should be given to the State Forester by calling 1-800-895-7062.
The full ordinance with additional information regarding burning is available here.
Additional information can be obtained by clicking here or by calling the Solid Waste and Recycling Office of the Beaufort County Public Works Department for more information at 843-255-2736, starting tomorrow, September 13.