Information about Debris Disposal and Outdoor Burning in Beaufort County

Information about Debris Disposal and Outdoor Burning 

Following closures due to Hurricane Irma, all Beaufort County Convenience Centers are now operating on their normal schedules. The County will not provide curbside pickup of Hurricane Irma storm debris.

Beaufort County is opening three Debris Management Sites to accept Class 1 and 2 debris, as well as white goods debris. The sites are located at Daufuskie Island, Ihly Farms, and Pinckney Point. Commercial vehicles should not use the debris sites. Details regarding disposal requirements are available here.

Residents in unincorporated areas should be mindful of Beaufort County’s burn ordinance, which outlines rules for burning on residential properties:

  • Outdoor burning of leaves, tree branches, yard trimmings, and other vegetative matter must be located no less than 75 feet away from any structure or road.
  • The burning must occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • The burning should be fully extinguished by 3 p.m. and shall not be allowed to smoke beyond that time.
  • The burning shall be attended by a competent person from the time the fire is kindled until all embers of the fire have been extinguished; and the person shall have a garden hose connected to a constant water supply, or other fire extinguishing equipment readily available for use, in amounts that can prevent the spread of any open burning beyond the allowable area.
  • Proper notification should be given to the State Forester by calling 1-800-895-7062.

The full ordinance with additional information regarding burning is available here.

Additional information can be obtained by clicking here or by calling the Solid Waste and Recycling Office of the Beaufort County Public Works Department for more information at 843-255-2736.

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