Trash Heap - Update 2 (Recycling)

We appreciate your understanding as we have worked hard toward a balanced solution that works for Folly Beach Public Works, our community, guests, and those who wish to recycle.

Trash Service Pickup: The two dumpsters are now being picked up twice a week by United Site Services; Monday and Friday. At the outset we thought the two dumpsters would provide enough capacity for pickup once per week. We added an additional pickup when we saw the dumpsters overly full. We appear to be in control of the volume of trash. With summer winding down, we should be in even better shape.

Recycling: We are now in a position to bring back recycling. We have determined the trash enclosure is deep enough to allow recycle bins to be placed at the back of the pen (see image below).  We have asked United Site Services to pull the trash dumpsters forward in the space to allow access to the recycle bins in the back.

Entering the pen to recycle is no different than before. It is our hope that this placement will deter people from throwing trash in with recycling. Signage will help to enforce this as well. Too much trash thrown into the recycling will make recycling meaningless and may even have Charleston County Recycling remove us from service.

Charleston County Recycling has already indicated their ability to pull the bins out and put them back. Recycling service will be every Wednesday.

Timing: In terms of timing, United Site Services is set to adjust the placement of the dumpsters this Friday.  Recycle bins will be added shortly thereafter.  Charleston County Recycling service will then begin collection every Wednesday.


Weekly Clean Up: Along with Poston, the HOA has asked for proposals to have weekly clean up of the pen.  We hope this will help from an odor perspective, allow people to access the recycling, and ensure any trash left behind, despite all other measures taken to prevent it, gets thrown into dumpsters or bins as appropriate.

Bulk Pickup: It is not okay to heave a mattress, giant beach umbrella, discarded furniture into the dumpsters. To schedule a bulk pickup, please email: It's that simple. Contractor-generated debris is the responsibility of either the contractor or homeowner.

Miscellaneous: We have signs that have been purchased (some have arrived) and will be installed soon. The HOA Board will also be looking at adding a gate to the front of the enclosure. Charleston County Recycling has recycle tote bags and fliers. We will be distributing the recycle bags that can then be toted to the recycle bins.

Education begins with all of us. Those who are renting, please inform your guests about trash pickup and recycling and help them to help keep our community beautiful. It has been disheartening to see how careless some people have sometimes been.

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