Free Mulch Is Available on Saturday, January 14 While Supplies Last
Who: Keep the Midlands Beautiful
What: Free mulch made from ground Christmas Trees collected as part of the Grinding of the Greens Christmas tree recycling program.
When: Mulch will be available on Saturday, January 14, 2017, starting at 8:30 a.m. until the mulch runs out.
Where: Seven Oaks Park — 200 Leisure Lane near the intersection of St. Andrews and Piney Grove Roads. Supplies are limited at Seven Oaks Park.
South Carolina State Farmers Market – 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia 29172.
Other: We will have some help for loading at each site with volunteers and possible front end loaders. Be sure to bring a bucket, bags, or whatever else you might need to haul off the mulch. The last day to drop off Christmas trees is Thursday, January 12, 2017. Please visit www.keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org for the list of drop-off locations. Grinding is provided by ASPLUNDH with additional support from the Irmo-Chapin Recreation Commission and SC Farmers Market.
For more information, call (803) 733-1139.
On Friday, January 27th there will be a Solar Green Networking Breakfast from 8:00am to 9:30am. This event will take place at the Columbia Museum of Art on Main Street. This is a free event but you do need to register. Click here to register
The Grinding of the Greens Christmas Tree program runs annually from December 26 through January 12.
This year’s dates are December 26th through January 12th. The mulch giveaway will be January 14th on a first come first serve basis.
Please click here for more information!
Five for $5 LED Light Bulbs
Customers can now order five LED light bulbs for $5, with a flat rate shipping cost of $5. The offer includes up to 60 percent off retail prices and convenient home delivery. (ENERGY STAR-qualified LEDs use 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs, last at least six times longer and generate 70 to 90 percent less heat.) Orders can be made online or by phone at 1-877-510-7234. There is a limit per SCE&G customer account of 15 bulbs, annually from date of purchase
SCE&G offering incentives for recycling refrigerators and freezers
The company’s new appliance recycling program for residential electric customers offers $50 cash back and free pickup up to two refrigerators or freezers in working condition. They also must be 10-30 cubic feet.
For more information click here
Here is some information about the Zika Virus.
Mosquitoes- Protect Home flyer
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You spot someone tossing litter from an automobile. You immediately call…
…and report the location, time and the litterbug’s license number.
South Carolina’s Litter Laws
No person shall dump, throw, drop, deposit, discard or otherwise dispose of litter or other solid waste upon any public or private property or in the waters of this state, whether from a vehicle or otherwise.
No person shall operate on any highway any vehicle with any load unless such load and any covering thereon is securely fastened so as to prevent it from becoming loose.
The loader of the vehicle and the driver of the vehicle must sweep or otherwise remove any loose material from exterior portions of the vehicle before it is moved on a public highway.
No vehicle may be driven or moved on public highways unless the vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent any of its load from dropping, shifting, leaking or escaping from the vehicle.
No vehicle which transports litter may be driven or moved on any highway unless the litter is secured by means of a covering which is fastened securely.
Litter Penalties and Prevention
Fines can be as high as $1,000.
The court may impose litter-gathering hours, removal of all litter in the area and/or payment for damages.
Even cigarettes and cigarette butts are considered to be litter.
There is a provision in the law that allows authorities to confiscate vehicles used to dump large quantities of litter.
Guilty convictions can lead to imprisonment for 30 days to one year.