Charleston County hosts a recycling event, proposing improvement

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Update July 13: Tonight's meeting was surprisingly eventful; read about it here.

First reporting: Recycling in Charleston County could take a bold step forward tonight, if the proposal at the County Council meeting goes well. Either way there's also a good chance for you to show the family how recycling works in town.

Today, July 13, Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department is hosting an event to show how recyclables are collected, what's collected, and what happens to it.

That event is from 4 to 8 at the County’s Public Services Building located at 4045 Bridge View Drive in North Charleston.

At 5:30 there will be a Special Council Finance Committee meeting to talk about a new plan to make recycling easier for both citizens and the county (like having just one bin to collect all recyclables.) If the committee approves the full council will vote on it at 7.

It's all being done in the name of helping Charleston reach its 40% recycling goal.

If you'd like a little more background on what plans the county has for recycling, I'll point you to this Post and Courier report and our recycling topic page.