Andrews — Georgetown County officials and residents gathered on November 3 to celebrate the opening of the Big Dam Wetlands Recycling Center just outside Andrews.
“We’ve been planning this for years,” Ray Fanny, the county’s director of public services, said in a news release. I am happy to be here for you.”
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $616,000 facility was originally scheduled for September 30, the day Hurricane Ian made landfall just south of Georgetown.
Funnye said engineers in his department designed the site, and Maverick Construction used funds left over from the 2014 sales tax referendum to bring the site to life. It was the county administrator, Angela Christian, who confirmed that the project was included. institution.
“It’s great to see the project from start to finish,” Christian said. “Many departments have worked to make this happen, and I know this will help Georgetown County.”
“I think this is one of the best recycling centers I’ve seen in the entire county,” said Raymond Newton, a Georgetown County Council member who represents District 5, which includes the Big Dam Wetlands area. I was. Hit a home run. I think the people of Big Dam Swamp deserve it.No more long trips to dump or recycle trash.
Newton commissioned residents Elizabeth Burdick and Mark Cumby, who had been involved with the project from the beginning, to cut the tape.
“I can’t thank everyone enough for making this happen,” said resident Mark Cumby.
Randal Seyler is editor of the Georgetown Times and Myrtle Beach Post and Courier.