Town and Country has worked out an agreement with Greenwood County to have a Monthly Yard Waste Removal program set in place for the convenience of our homeowners located in Hunter’s Creek Plantation. Beginning the last week of July 2016, the County will be in our neighborhood the 2nd week of every month.
In order to ensure success with this service from Greenwood County, a few guidelines have been set in place:
- Yard Waste is to be defined as Vegetative Material such as:
- Clippings generated by cutting the grass
- Pruning debris from shrubbery
- Small Tree Parts
- Items NOT considered to be Yard Waste include:
- Debris generated by any lot clearing, professional tree removal services, or commercial lawn care/ landscapers
- Discarded furniture, appliances, old lumber, wire, landscape timbers, garden hoses, or plastic containers
- Leaves, needles, and small clippings must be bagged to prevent blowing off their trucks.
This is also a good idea to minimize the blowing of the debris along our streets.
- Greenwood County pick-up will be limited to a Once a Month, Last Week of the Month period for all homeowners
- Debris Piles:
- Piles will approximate Seven cubic yards in volume (Ten Foot Length, Six Foot Wide, and 3 Foot High), and pick-up will be limited to Twenty Bags of Yard Waste per month.
- Two small trees with parts cut in lengths no longer than 4 feet and 6 inches in diameter will be accepted for pick up
- Piles should be positioned along the edge of the adjoining road next to the homeowner’s property. (Care should be taken to prohibit that piles do not become traffic hazards).
- Any debris generated by Contracted Work is not to be included in homeowner piles
As noted above, this service will be provided during the 2nd week of each month. Please plan accordingly to minimize placing any debris out along the street too early in the month. In doing this, it will help in minimizing so many piles of yard debris along our streets for extended periods of time.
While mulch cutting of grass and fallen leaves is encouraged, cut grass and other yard waste, such as cuttings from shrubbery, decaying tree limbs, etc. should be bagged and/or piled within in the street right-of-way … preferably on your own property. Phone the Greenwood County Department of Public Works, at 942-8662 to report the location of the yard waste pile(s). Mr. Thomas Lewis heads up this service, and he has advised us that the material should be removed within a week or two … but may be as long as three weeks. In this day and age of reducing local services, Greenwood County has been able to maintain the “free” pick-up of yard waste. For as long as this service exists, Hunter’s Creek residents in Greenwood County are encouraged to take advantage of it.
Please refrain from dumping cuttings and yard waste on nearby undeveloped lots, as this is “technically” illegal, and would create an undue hardship and expense for the lot owner … who is not the developer in all cases.
There is no yard waste collection service in Abbeville County. Residents can dispose of the yard waste on their own, or contact a private-sector contractor to collect and properly dispose of the material for a fee, that will likely include a landfill tipping charge, to be negotiated between the home owner and the contractor.
Be careful to limit the material to organic yard waste material, and not include any non-organic trash, garbage or household items AND obtain the necessary assurances from the contractor that the material will be disposed of properly