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Georgetown flood debris disposal tips

GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) - Georgetown County is offering residents information to assist with flood related debris disposal. Floodwaters aftermath can cause: Infectious diseases, chemical hazards, mold, injuries and reduced indoor air quality in buildings. Sanitary disposal of debris are essential to recovery.  

Construction and demolition debris may contain hazardous materials such as lead and asbestos, use caution when handling the materials.  

The following flood-related material/ banned items must be segregated as listed below and may be disposed at community recycling convenience centers:

  • Small appliances – all food must be removed prior to disposal)
  • Select construction and demolition debris (volumes less than a pickup truck load and/or 8x5x3 trailer.)
  • Debris should be separated by similar material to exempt disposal (lumber, furniture)
  • Electronics scrap (televisions, computers, etc.)
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Used motor oil/ oil filters
  • Used fuel ( gasoline, diesel)
  • Passenger tires
  • Yard trimmings
  • Antifreeze
  • Cooking oil
  • Dry textiles only (clothing, etc.)

 The banned items must be segregated as follows and dispose of at the landfill.

  • Large appliances refrigerators, stoves, air conditioners, water heaters, etc. All food must be removed prior to disposal. 
  • Construction and Demolition debris (volumes greater than pickup and/or 8x5x3 trailer. 
  • Debris should be separated by similar material to exempt disposal (lumber, shingles, concrete, furniture)
  • Asbestos – a primary material of many types of insulation and shingles.  Disposal should be conducted by a licensed asbestos abatement contractor.
  • Wet textiles (clothing, etc.)
  • Off-road tires
  • Yard trimmings
  • Land clearing debris
  • Clean wood (lumber) 
  • Soil/ Mud

Georgetown encourages recycling of the following items at community recycling convenience centers or the landfill:

  • Glass sorted by color ( green, brown, clear)
  • Plastics
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Textiles 
  • Paper, Cardboard
  • Wood Packing
  • Household Hazardous Waste such as paint, cleaners, etc.

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