Grind your tree, get free mulch
The annual Grinding of the Greens project has seven locations for Christmas tree disposal.
From 8 to 11 a.m. Jan. 15, trees will be ground into mulch and given to anyone who brings a container to haul it away.
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Residents can drop off trees anytime at:
Details: Contact Veronica Miller, Keep Beaufort County Beautiful coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Savannah River Site opened to tours
About 1,500 slots are available for tours of the Savannah River Site nuclear facility.
Tour dates are set for each month in 2011, starting Jan. 13.
Tour check-ins begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Aiken County Center for Hydrogen Research off U.S. 278. Guests will be given an overview and safety briefing. The tours will be from 1 to 5 p.m.
All tours are free. Seats are limited to two people per reservation, and participants may reserve only one tour date a year.
Details: Go to www5.hanford.gov/SRSTours or call 803-952-8467
County can recycle used cooking oil
Used cooking oil can be dropped off for recycling at any Beaufort County convenience center.
Recyclers are asked to give the oil to an attendant in the original container or in a clean, food container with a secure lid. It should not be left in the used-motor-oil section, according to a news release.
The recycled cooking oils are processed into animal feed.
Convenience center locations are listed at www.bcgov.net on the Public Works Department page.
Details: Call Carol Murphy at 843-255-2734.