Horry County Recycling Fees Rise for Improper Disposal

The list of items being accepted for recycling in Horry County is narrowing and common items could result in a $150 fine if not recycled properly. The county is asking people to stop bagging their recyclables and instead place loose items into their green roll-out carts or blue containers. Contaminated items like pizza boxes, food containers, cans and bottles will result in hefty fines if they aren’t emptied and disposed of properly. Items that won’t be accepted include: appliances, cheese or grease-filled pizza boxes, clothes, water hoses, Christmas lights and butter or yogurt containers.