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Trash & Yard Waste Collection
About the Service
Trash collection collects dry trash and yard waste for all city residents.  Separated trash is collected one time per week.

Trash Collection Policies
Residents should place the trash at the curb no earlier than two days before scheduled pickup. 

The policies for trash collection are:
  • All leaves, twigs, weeds and grass clippings shall be placed in brown paper bags designed for the purpose of leaf and clippings disposal. It is the responsibility of the resident to provide the necessary bags. 
  • Tree limbs and stumps need to be cut into 4 foot lengths and 4 inch diameter and stacked curbside clear of obstructions.
  • Miscellaneous materials, which may include personal construction materials, wood or metal scrap.
  • No household garbage may be placed with yard waste for pick-up.

To dispose of old appliances and large metal items, place them separately at the curb. Please drain hot water heaters and remove or secure all doors on refrigerators and freezers. Junk, furniture and other bulk items can be placed in their own pile at the curb on your collection day.

Trash and Yard Waste Collection Map
Please use the Trash and Yard Waste Collection Map to determine which days your trash and yard waste service will occur.

Matt Alltop
Superintendent of Environmental Services

2150 Milford Street
Charleston, SC 29405

Ph: 843-724-7364
Fx: 843-805-3231

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