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Reduce Cigarette Litter

Cigarette butts are the most commonly littered item in the United States of America according to Keep America Beautiful (KAB). This program of Keep South Carolina Beautiful (KSCB), made possible through partnership with KAB, aims to reduce cigarette litter.

You can request a FREE cigarette receptacle to install at your business. You’ll need to place the bin in an accessible place, regularly empty it and conduct cigarette waste audits (counting cigarette waste, including those on the ground around the receptacle) every three months for one year. 

The cigarette butts are recycled for free by TerraCycle and are turned into compost and plastic products like benches, pallets and ash trays.

Learn more from PalmettoPride


Turn Your Power Green with Santee Cooper

Santee Cooper Green Power is electricity generate from renewable resources like wind, solar and landfill gas. Santee Cooper Green Power helps preserve the environment, reduces demand on our non-renewable natural resources and increases our energy independence. 

Both commercial and residential customers can support renewable power growth by voluntarily purchasing Green Power through their monthly electric bills. Green Power also can be purchased for events. Recent green powered events include the 2022 RBC Heritage presented by Boeing, the 2022 World Famous Blue Crab Festival and the 2021 Loris Bog-Off.

Learn More about Green Power

Additional Links and Our Partners

City of Myrtle Beach Solid Waste & Recycling Division – information, hours and collection schedule for waste and recycling in the City of Myrtle Beach. Outside of the regular collection schedule, city residents can bring waste to the Jake Abraham Transfer Station, additional fees for some waste types may apply.

Horry County Solid Waste Authority provides waste management for Horry County including operation of recycling centers and the landfill.

Keep America Beautiful – The national nonprofit organization inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. KA envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. KMBB a proud affiliate of KAB.

PalmettoPride is South Carolina’s anti-litter and beautification organization and state affiliate of KAB. KMBB is a proud partner of PalmettoPride.

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Save on Travel to EGYPT With the Chamber

We invite you to join us on our journey to Egypt, a nation of biblical proportions and epic history. Experience the fascinating stories of the ancient world as you tour Cairo’s medieval mosques, the gargantuan pyramids of Giza, grandiose Karnak and the Luxor temples, treasures of Tutankhamen’s tomb, and the Valley of the Kings. In the company of an expert Egyptologist guide, cruise the mighty Nile River aboard a first-class vessel and spend 4 nights at a firstclass hotel in cosmopolitan Cairo. Learn more at MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com/chambertravelprogram.

2023 ann debock leadership award winner billy nichols
January 27, 2023

Billy Nichols Wins 2023 Ann DeBock Leadership Award

Leadership Grand Strand (LGS) Class 43 is pleased to announce that William “Billy” Nichols IV of Murrells Inlet is the recipient of the organization’s Ann DeBock Leadership Award. Nichols and his wife, Kelsey, are the founders of the Annie Banannie Foundation, which supports traumatic brain...

New Americans Program Bringing 75 Refugees To The Grand Strand
January 24, 2023

New Americans Program Bringing 75 Refugees To The Grand Strand

This spring, the Myrtle Beach area will welcome 75 refugees from Ukraine and other countries to the region. These refugees will have legal status to work and will be looking for employment.