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Solid Waste/Landfill

Ray C. Funnye, Public Services Director
Location: 201 Landfill Drive, Georgetown, S.C.
Phone: (843) 545-3463
Fax: (843) 545-3483
E-mail:
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except for legal holidays). Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Point of Contact: Fred Davis, Superintendent
Directions: Located on Highway 51, approximately three miles northwest of the intersection of Highways 701 and 51.

 

Request Service:

A number of services provided by Georgetown County government can be requested online. From road grading to grass cutting, pot hole repair, drainage and more, you can report your issue and request service through our At Your Request page using the link below.

Department Functions:

The Solid Waste/Landfill division functions as a component of Georgetown County Environmental Services. This division provides solid waste management services to residents of Georgetown County in order to enhance public health and protect the environment, while providing the highest quality service. The Georgetown County Landfill consists of a Class III landfill and a Class II landfill. The Class III landfill has four planned cells expected to last nearly 20 years. It was constructed with an engineered lining system and leachate collection system to prevent leakage into the environment. The Class II landfill contains debris from construction, demolition and remodeling, including structural items such as lumber, concrete and wallboard. Combined, these two facilities receive more than 85,000 tons of debris per year.

 

Electronic Waste Facility

Georgetown County’s Electronic Waste Centralized Collection Facility is located at the Landfill on Highway 51. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a. m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Materials accepted include: Computers, VCRs, radios, copiers, scanners, printers, mobile phones, cable boxes, monitors and televisions. Electronic Waste is also accepted at the Murrells Inlet, Pawley's Island, Johnson Road, Andrews, Sampit, and Pleasant Hill convenience centers during normal operating hours.

Methane Utilization Project (Green Energy)

Georgetown County has a 20-year agreement with Santee Cooper that allows the utility company to collect and utilize methane gas generated by the decomposition of organic waste in the county's landfill. This gas collection system collects methane from the closed landfill and Phase 1 of the Class II landfill. The collection system connects to the generators that produce electricity to service homes and businesses throughout the state of South Carolina. The generator is located on the corner of Material Recovery Road.

The closed landfill is a 24-acre site that ceased receiving waste in 1997. Future development will include Phases II, III and IV of the lined Subtitle D landfill, which can be used when the closed landfill gas supply is exhausted.

The approval of the agreement with Santee Cooper by Georgetown County Council sends a strong message to county residents that we care about air quality and are good stewards of the environment.

This project not only produces electricity without the use of nonrenewable resources, such as coal and oil, but also reduces the amount of methane gas released into the atmosphere. In addition to improving the environment, this project serves as a teaching tool for the Georgetown County Environmental Education Center to promote energy conservation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What are the tipping fees at the landfill?
A: Click on the Link provided for the Georgetown County Tipping Fees.

Q: Can citizens bring household garbage to the landfill for free?
A: Citizens can bring in household garbage, less than a half of a ton, in a non-commercial vehicle without charge. A non-commercial vehicle is defined as an automobile, pick-up truck, and/or 8’X5’X3’ trailer used to haul household residential waste by a homeowner for residential use exclusively, in volumes less then one half ton.

Q: Do you accept asbestos?
A: Yes, it is considered a special waste and carries a tipping fee of $80 per ton. Prior approval from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is needed to dispose of asbestos at the Georgetown County Landfill. The County must be notified 24 hours prior to disposal.

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