Trash and Recycling
Monday and Thursday: Household garbage, placed for collection before 8:00 am.
Tuesday and Wednesday: Yard debris and manmade items, e.g.: furniture, beach chairs, small appliances, etc.
Friday: metal, white goods, etc.
All garbage containers shall be placed at the curb adjacent to the street (coinciding with the resident's address) for removal. Garbage containers (90-gallon or 45-gallon roll carts) and blue recycle containers shall be placed in the street right-of-way for collection no earlier than 2:00 p.m. on the day prior to collection and moved from the right-of-way not later than 8:00 p.m. on the day of collection. Roll cart corrals may not be built on the public right-of-way unless required by the city for access, containment, and collection.
Disposal of furniture, carpets, rugs, beds, mattresses, springs, cupboards, appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, water heaters, window air conditioning units, and like household items, requires the owner/agent to contact the Department of Public Works and make an appointment for pick up. The material shall be placed out on the scheduled day for pick up (or night before).
Materials placed out for pick up without a scheduled appointment will be picked up by the Department of Public Works and the property owner/agent cited for improper disposal of trash by Code Enforcement or Public Works.
Weekly recycling pickup is provided by Charleston County Environmental Management every Monday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Recycling pickup for the rest of the year is every other week on Monday. For information about the County Recycling program, and to learn what you can and cannot recycle, PLEASE VISIT THE CHARLESTON COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SITE.