New Recycling Cans Downtown

Posted by Seth Duncan Thursday, May 25, 2017 2:25:00 PM

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville recently installed new recycling cans in the Batesburg and Leesville Historic Districts. Funded by a grant from PalmettoPride, these cans are helping make it easier for residents, businesses and guests to recycle first.

“We started a recycling push two years ago in our parks and at Town Hall,” said Ted Luckadoo, Town Manager. “We’ve seen great success from those efforts, and now we are taking it to a new level.”

The bright blue containers are intended for aluminum cans, paper, plastic bottles, and glass. Crews from the Town’s Street Department will maintain the containers with Advanced Disposal handling the recycling.

“Recycling is a win-win for everyone,” stated Mayor Rita Crapps. “It helps keep our community clean; it’s great for the environment, and for protecting resources for future generations.”  

The Town is planning a community-wide clean-up event as part of its grant commitment from PalmettoPride. Over the last two years, the Town has received nearly $10,000 for recycling efforts throughout Town.