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Ray C. Funnye, Public Services Director
Location: 201 Landfill Road
Email: Fred Davis
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except for legal holidays). Closed on Saturday and Sunday
Point of Contact: Fred Davis
Directions: Located on Hwy 51 approximately 3 miles NW of the intersection of Hwy 701 and 51
To plan and to provide the highest quality service emphasizing public needs. The Georgetown County Landfill consists of a "Subtitle D" Landfill and a Construction and Demolition Landfill. The "Subtitle D" Landfill has four planned cells expected to last nearly twenty years. Lining each cell with a HDPE plastic liner and equipping each cell with a leachate collection system, ensures that there is no leakage to the environment. The Construction and Demolition Landfill contains debris from construction, demolition, and remodeling including structural items such as lumber, concrete, shingles, and wallboard. Combined, these two facilities receive over 85,000 tons of debris per year.
Landfill Summer Hours
Plastic bagged yard waste will no longer be accepted at the landfill or recycling centers.
Electronic Waste Facility
Georgetown County’s accepts electronic Waste at the Landfill Recycling Center, Johnson Road and Murrells Inlet Recycling Centers. Materials accepted include: Computers, VCRs, radios, copiers, scanners, printers, mobile phones, and cable boxes. No televisions or Computer Monitors accepted.
Methane Utilization Project
Georgetown County has signed a twenty year agreement with Santee Cooper to collect and utilize methane gas that is generated from the decomposition of organic waste. This gas collection system will operate by installing a landfill gas pipeline along the landfill road right of ways that will collect methane from the Closed Landfill and Phase I of the Class III Landfill. This pipeline will be connected to a generator which will produce electricity that will service home and business owners throughout the state of South Carolina. The generator will be located on the corner of MRF Road which allows piping from both landfills to join easily.
The Closed Landfill located behind the MRF and Phase I of the existing Class III MSW Landfill will be used for methane gas collection in this project. The closed landfill is a 24 acre site that ceased receiving waste in 1997. This landfill is equipped with gas vents that can be easily manifold to accommodate gas collection. This gas is currently being vented into the atmosphere. Future development will include Phase 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 from County Council sends a strong message to the citizens of Georgetown County that we care about air quality and are good stewards of the environment. This project not only produces electricity without the use of nonrenewable sources such as coal and oil, but it reduces the amount of methane gas being released into the atmosphere. In addition to improving the environment, this project serves as a teaching tool for the Georgetown County Environmental Education Center visitors to promote energy conservation.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What are the tipping fees at the landfill?
A: All fees are included in the Solid Waste Ordinance. Please see the link below. (Solid Waste Ordinance)
Q: Can citizens bring household garbage to the landfill for free?
A: Citizens can bring in household garbage, less then one half 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 by a homeowner for commercial 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 DHEC approval is needed to dispose of asbestos at the Georgetown County landfill. The County must be notified 24 hours in advance prior to disposal.
Solid Waste Association of North America
Solid Waste Management Plan 2011 (.pdf file size 856kb)
Solid Waste Ordinance
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