Sheriff’s Offices invites you to turn in explosives

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During Explosive Amnesty Week

Hey there! Got any old hand grenades around that you aren’t using? Maybe some shotgun shells you bought to go duck hunting in Arkansas fifteen years ago? Some old sticks of dynamite your Daddy used to blow stumps fifty years ago, and left lying around the barn? You want to get rid of them, but you don’t know exactly how to go about it. Well, here’s your chance.

The Sheriffs of Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville, Oconee and Pickens Counties, have set aside Monday, October 22nd through Friday October 26th, as “Explosives Amnesty Week”.

Residents can call their Sheriff’s Office to have any explosives, ammunition, weapons, bomb materials or military ordnance removed from their property. Upon request from Sheriff’s Office, certified bomb technicians from Anderson County, Greenville County or SLED will respond to remove and destroy the hazardous materials. Collections will take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

No criminal charges related to any hazardous materials reported and/or collected will be filed against residents who participate in the program. The program applies to residents throughout the five counties, including those who reside within the incorporated city limits of each.

Residents of Anderson County who wish to report hazardous materials during the week of October 22nd through October 27th, call the Anderson County Emergency Services Central Dispatch Center at (864) 260-4022. Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer; Chad McBride at (864) 844-3096 or email at cmcbride@andersonsheriff.com .

Residents of Greenville County who wish to report hazardous materials during the week of October 22nd through October 27th, call the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 271-5210. Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer; Laura Campbell at (864) 467-5456 or email at lcampbell@greenvillecounty.org .

Dispatchers will request information about the materials to be collected, including the address where the materials are stored. Residents will not be required to give their names.