The Horry County Solid Waste Authority is expanding its recycling program.
Mike Bessant, SWA governmental affairs director, said the expanded recycling incentive program will include reduced disposal fees for municipal solid waste that’s brought into the county landfill by those contracted haulers willing to enter a long-term recycling and disposal agreement with the SWA.
The reduction will depend on the amount of recyclables brought from within the county into the SWA’s material recycling facility.
“We believe with this expanded recycling incentive program, it will become a great opportunity for businesses and haulers to save additional money, while saving space in our county landfill,” said Danny Knight, SWA director.
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The SWA’s recycling incentive program was enacted in 2009. Since its inception, the organization has rebated approximately $290,000 to its construction and demolition waste disposal customers, according to a press release.
In the expanded program, it’s estimated waste disposal customers could receive up to $400,000 a year in recycling incentives.
For more information on the Recycling Incentive Program or to learn more about ways to recycle, contact the SWA at (843) 347-1651.
Coast RTA announces spring and summer route schedule
Coast RTA’s new spring and summer schedule begins May 13, and hours of operation will be extended until 11 p.m. on most routes, according to a press release.
One new service begins June 1 – service to Myrtle Beach International Airport. The cost is $7 one way and $10 roundtrip.
The airport shuttle service will take travelers to hotels and businesses along Ocean Boulevard.
“It is our mission to provide safe, reliable, and courteous mass public transportation to the residents and 14 million tourists that visit our area annually”, said Myers Rollins, Coast general manager.
For more information, call Coast RTA at 488-0865.
E-books now available at county libraries
The Horry County Memorial Library system has implemented the 3M Cloud Library to satisfy e-readers.
This lending system can be accessed on everything from a Windows PC or Mac, to an iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire and other smartphones and tablets, according to a press release.
The Horry County Library system currently has 340 titles in its e-book service and will add more on a regular basis. Patrons can check out two at a time, and each would is due back within seven days.
Patrons can set up their 3M Cloud Library account with a library card.
For more information, go to http://horry.lib.sc.us/ebookhelp.