Charleston gets ready for 'Operation Move-Out'

Operation Move-Out 2011 (WCIV)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)-- The end of July also marks the end of many leases for rental properties downtown and as renters and college students take their leave, they can leave behind a lot of trash.For this reason, the City of Charleston and Keep Charleston Beautiful are teaming up and getting pro-active with "Operation Move-Out." According to officials with the City of Charleston, the peninsula will be divided into three zones: Zone 1: Line Street to Cannon StreetZone 2: Cannon Street to Calhoun StreetZone 3: Calhoun Street to Beaufain Street From Wednesday, July 25 to Friday July 27, code enforcement officers will pass out information to tenants letting them know alternate ways to get rid of their trash. Instead of putting gently used household items on the curb, they can be donated to charities like Habitat for Humanity and the National Kidney Foundation.On Saturday, July 28, trash trucks and volunteers from Keep Charleston Beautiful will collect existing trash from the curbs in preparation for the July 31 move out. The Environmental Services division will pick up trash at the locations identified by the code enforcement officers until 5:00 p.m.Tenants can also place their trash on the curb Sunday, July 29 for regular Monday pick up service by Environmental Services. {}Additional sanitation crews will be collecting on Tuesday, July 31 and Wednesday, August 1 as old tenants are moving out and new tenants are moving in.Keep in mind that if you are moving, either in or out, keep an eye on the belongings you don't want to dispose of. An unwatched bin of treasures could very well end up in the trash if left out on the curb unattended.


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