Charleston County trash talking

Charleston County officials are evaluating a trash landfill to see what residents are throwing away and how they can better recycle. The Bees Ferry Landfill in Charleston County is undergoing an analysis to see how much trash could be recycled. Officials aim at making 40 percent of its waste recycled in Charleston.

The Associated Press reports the analysis is being done by a consulting firm to better understand the items residents are throwing out, some of which would be recycled. The county hopes to produce a new waste management program from the study. Workers are looking at 45 truckloads of waste from different parts of the county. In the study, more than 12,000 pounds of trash will be separated into 27 categories that range from paper and plastic to food waste.