Charleston County rejects incinerator, moves to up recycling to 40%

Image by Flickr user seanmcgrath Image by 20090530-smoke.jpg Smoke: Charleston County says no thanks, better to burry it.

In a surprise move, Charleston County Council has voted to end talks to continue use of the North Charleston trash incinerator, and look for ways to bolster household recycling to 40%.

[gmap markers=blue::32.845125397961134,-79.95677947998047 |zoom=11 |center=32.84151983628128,-79.96673583984375 |width=200px |height=250px |control=Small |type=Map] Removal of the structure will go a long way towards cleaning up the area's image.

It's a decision that residents near the incinerator are understandably glad to hear.

But a lot of challenges lie ahead for the county, not the least of which is getting residents to increase their recycling by 400%.

And that's just one of many questions that lie ahead -- it's an issue that The Post and Courier has done a good job breaking down: Go take a read.

The county should have some idea about how to tackle these issues in fewer than 90 days.