Stewardship means recycling one’s trash

Dear Editor,

Stewardship is the responsibility to manage one’s life and properties with regards to others.

Just as we care for items that we treasure, we should care for the land in which we have been so blessed.

Living in South Carolina we can enjoy so many beautiful places. From the mountains to the coast, there are wonders to see.

Here in Barnwell County are acres and acres of farm land, forests, and miles of meandering creeks which need to be managed. Improper disposal of trash along the roads and streams is total disregard for others and the environment.

The Barnwell Soil and Water Conservation District commissioners and staff are encouraging residents to become better stewards of this land.

One way to do this is recycle. It only takes a few minutes a day to separate one’s trash into paper, plastic, bottles, and cans. There are 8 recycling centers located throughout Barnwell County open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday where dumpsters are labeled for the various materials some that which can be sold. The Barnwell County Solid Waste facility also has recycling bins and is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The efforts of those who already sort their trash are greatly appreciated, but obviously greater participation would save Barnwell County more money and help the environment at the same time.

Contributed by:

Rebecca H. Davis,


Barnwell Soil & Water

Conservation District