Charleston County needs a name for its new recycling mascot. The mascot's costume is modeled after the recycling cart used in the county's successful All-In-One program.

"Having a mascot present at outreach and community events enables children and adults alike to connect with our recycling programs and understand the importance of conserving our resources," said County Councilwoman Anna Johnson, chairwoman of the group's Recycling and Solid Waste Committee.

Residents are asked to submit names via email to mascot@charlestoncounty.org. All email submissions must be submitted by noon on April 11.

Environmental Management staff will select the top four names. The winner will be selected from among those four via a poll on the county's Facebook page.

The person who submits the name that earns the most votes will receive an annual Gold Pass membership for Charleston County Parks.

The mascot will debut at the Annual Earth Day Festival on April 26.

For more information on the mascot naming contest, contact the Charleston County Environmental Management Department at 720-7111 or see recycle.charlestoncounty.org.