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Trash and Recycling Collection

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General Information

Residential service is provided once a week on your designated day of collection. If you need to know your collection day, we have provided a zone collection map on this web site. You can contact customer service at 864-467-4345 for further assistance. Please place all household garbage and other miscellaneous trash inside your cart.

Be sure to leave materials inside the container with the lid closed. Household garbage and trash placed outside the cart, or in a container other than the cart provided by the City, will not be collected. Place your garbage out for collection by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day. Garbage carts, recycling bins and bulk waste should be out at the curb no earlier than 12 hours before collection day and all City containers must be returned to the rear of the structure within 24 hours of collection.
Frequently Asked Questions about garbage collection.

New Customers: Getting A Garbage Cart and Recycling Bin

New residents should call Customer Service at 864-467-4345 to establish collection for garbage, recyclables and yard waste. The City will deliver your garbage cart and recycling bin at no charge.

Collection Fees

As of July 1, 2012, the fee for Residential Collection, which overs all residential buildings with 3 or less units, is $13.50 per month, and is charged in your water bill. Commercial and all residential over 3 units/buildings are not eligible for Solid Waste collection services. Please contact a private hauler for collection services.

Items Not Collected

The following materials cannot be picked up during residential collection. It is the responsibility of the resident to dispose of these items properly by taking them to the Twin Chimneys Landfill or another convenience center. For more information, call 864-243-9672 or

  • Batteries
  • Automobile fluids such as antifreeze, brake fluid or motor oil
  • No building materials such as asbestos items, sheetrock, roofing, plaster, plywood, lumber, dirt and soils.
  • No fuel/oil tanks or drums
  • Propane or oxygen tanks
  • Railroad ties
  • Bricks, shingles, concrete blocks or ceramic tiles
  • Pallets
  • Any items left from a contractor. Carpet must be cut into strips 4 feet wide and the strips must be rolled and tied. The carpet must be no heavier than 35 pounds.
Move-Out Policy

Bulk trash generated by rental and residential move outs, estate settlements and evictions will not be collected by the City. Property owners, property managers, and estate property managerial firms must:

  1. Secure a container/dumpster of sufficient size and accessibility from a private waste hauling company to contain the trash generated by rental and residential move outs, estate settlements, and evictions;
  2. Afford a reasonable opportunity for tenants to retrieve personal property from containers/dumpsters when tenants have abandoned or been ejected from rented premises and the landlord takes action to dispose of the property under these procedures, and
  3. Containers/dumpsters secured for rental and residential move outs, estate settlements, and evictions must be removed by the private waste hauler when the container/dumpster reaches capacity or when cleaning is complete.

More Information: Review the Move Out Policy

Holiday Collection Notices

Solid Waste crew will be off Monday, January 20, 2014, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Collection services for Monday, January 20, 2014, will be picked up on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, with the remainder of the week running 1 day behind.


Solid Waste Administrator
Mildred Lee

Frequently Asked Questions

Public Works Offices:
360 S. Hudson Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 467-4345