Many local organizations celebrated Earth Day on April 22, and just because the day is over, the work towards protecting the environment shouldn’t end. If recycling continues at the current rate in Horry County, the Horry County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) estimates the landfill facility will have capacity until 2040.
South Carolina has a statewide recycling goal of 40 percent of the waste produced, and taking just a few small steps each day can help our neighborhoods, region, and state reach that goal.
HTC’s green initiatives include:
Paperless Billing Save a stamp. Save a check. Save time.
HTC encourages members to migrate from paper bills to electronic bills. Paperless statements are convenient and clutter-free. Although HTC members have been able to manage and view bills online for many years now, HTC is encouraging members to go completely paperless by paying their bills using bank draft. This saves you stamps and time. Members are a click away from savings at HTC My Account on www.htcinc.net.
Some of the benefits of paperless billing include:
- Receive monthly email notification when statements are available for online viewing.
- View, download or print the same information online 24/7 that’s on a paper statement.
- View old statements – up to 18 months – free of charge.
- Help the environment by cutting down on paper.
- Reduce mail and paper clutter at home.
Some of the benefits of automatic bank draft include:
- Save time with no more writing checks, buying stamps, etc.
- Safe, secure and confidential.
Waste Recycling Bins Company-Wide
HTC encourages employees to be environmentally responsible by placing recycling bins throughout the organization for paper and plastic waste.
Employees are encouraged to take the stairs instead of using the elevator to conserve energy. Employees are also conservative with energy by turning off lights and powering down computers when not in use.
Green Plus Certification
HTC was awarded Certification in the Green Plus program for its high standard of sustainability initiatives. Developed by the Institute for Sustainability Development, the Green Plus program is a nationwide network of businesses that have challenged themselves to achieve the best environmental practices and have dedicated themselves to being a sustainable business. The Certification is earned through a diagnostic evaluation assessing the business’s sustainability efforts across three platforms: People, Planet and Performance.
Learn more about the My Account app and signing up for paperless billing at www.htcinc.net/my-account-app.