News Flash Home
The original item was published from 6/8/2021 8:29:46 PM to 7/1/2021 12:00:10 AM.

News Flash


Posted on: June 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Ordinance asks builders to keep polystyrene debris from blowing off site

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 8, 2021) –  An ordinance that encourages builders to take proactive measures to contain polystyrene litter on construction sites and dispose of it in an environmentally safe method was passed by City Council on June 8 and is effective immediately.

Polystyrene is sometimes used in exterior insulation and when sanded or planed can create small particles of white beads. The material is easily carried by wind.

The Coastal Conservation League helped to draft the ordinance after polystyrene pellets ended up in the Battery Creek marsh on Boundary Street last winter while a hotel was under construction.

The ordinance specifies that rasping equipment used to sand polystyrene surfaces be equipped with a vacuum. It calls for construction netting to capture loose material. It also specifies that such debris be collected and disposed of in sealed bags or enclosed containers. 

At a Work Session on May 11, when the proposed ordinance was discussed, Mayor Stephen Murray said he thought the ordinance made reasonable requirements of builders. “Most of us would agree that it’s unreasonable for folks to let Styrofoam pellets blow into our waterways,” he said.



Find us:


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News

City receives clean audit report

Posted on: January 17, 2023

What's ahead for January

Posted on: December 21, 2022
Happy Holidays photo

City to close offices for holidays

Posted on: December 19, 2022

City offices to close on Veterans Day

Posted on: November 1, 2022

Pigeon Point boat ramp closed

Posted on: October 1, 2022

Landing Pad ribbon-cutting set for Oct. 5

Posted on: September 27, 2022

Beaufort Shrimp Festival set for Oct. 7-8

Posted on: September 15, 2022

City offices to close for Labor Day

Posted on: August 30, 2022

City offices closed on July 4

Posted on: June 29, 2022

Council appoints new board members

Posted on: June 27, 2022

Public meetings week of June 13

Posted on: June 10, 2022

A Taste of Beaufort set for May 6-7

Posted on: April 25, 2022

City offices to close on Presidents Day

Posted on: February 17, 2022

City offices to close for MLK holiday

Posted on: January 12, 2022