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Caught Green Handed! Recycler Awarded by the Horry County Solid Waste Authority

Conway, SC – The Horry County Solid Waste Authority recently recognized Galivant's Ferry area resident Mr. Michael Davidson as the “Caught Green Handed” recipient for the month of April.

“The ‘Caught Green Handed’ recognition is presented monthly to a Horry County resident caught in the act of recycling” stated Esther Murphy, Director of Recycling and Corporate Affairs for the Solid Waste Authority.  “It’s the Solid Waste Authority’s way of recognizing and thanking citizens who have made the effort to recycle.  Through their recycling efforts, natural resources are saved and the amount of waste being landfilled is reduced.”  Mr. Davidson, a regular recycler at the Dog Bluff Recycling Center, was surprised and honored to receive this recognition.

For more information on recycling, please contact the Solid Waste Authority at 843.347.1651.


Mr. Michael Davidson, April 2017 Caught Green Handed Recipient


CONWAY, SC ---- Aynor Middle School students know how to turn trash into treasure.  The school submitted several entries to the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s annual POP (Protect Our Planet) Art Recycling Contest. Eighth grader Casey Huggins created an umbrella of art with used plastic bags, which was selected as the grand prize winner in the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s POPArt Contest in recognition of America Recycles Day. 

As grand prizewinner, Casey received an electronic reading device, a plaque and a prize pack of recycled-content items including school supplies.

This was the twelfth year the Horry County Solid Waste Authority offered the POPArt Contest.  The contest is designed to promote environmental awareness and highlight the creative talents of students. The contest was open to all middle school students in Horry County.

The students were required to create a work of art using at least 70% of a specified material chosen by the Solid Waste Authority.  This year’s material was used plastic bags.

“Rain or Shine, Recycle!” will be on display through January 2017 at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, located at 1886 Highway 90, Conway.  For additional information, please contact the Horry County Solid Waste Authority at 843-347-1651 or visit them on the web at

Pictured – Casey Huggins, Eighth Grader, Aynor Middle School

SWA 2016 POPArt Recipient

The Horry County Solid Waste Authority
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The Horry County Solid Waste Authority offers facility tours of the Landfill, Material Recycling Facility and Recycling & Convenience Center to individuals and groups. These FREE tours are offered Monday through Friday at our location on Highway 90, outside of Conway. Please call 843-347-1651 to schedule a tour or obtain more information.