Let’s talk about plastics

Pickens County is making significant progress in improving service to the public at our eight recycling centers.

In September 2020, our recycle centers returned to the 7:30 a.m.-7:20 p.m. schedule, Monday through Saturday. As a result, our facilities are open 71 hours each week to better serve our county population. Compare these hours with our neighboring counties (60 hours a week in Anderson and Oconee, and 55 hours a week in Greenville).

At the same time, our solid waste staff transitioned from a landfilling approach to the use of a waste transfer station and trucks as our county landfill was near capacity. Concurrently, we are working to limit use of our facilities by out-of-county individuals in order to maximize the services provided to our own

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