department of public works
Trash and Recycling Collection
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.
Curbside carts should be placed within two feet of the curb, and at least three
feet away from obstructions such as mailboxes, telephone poles, parked cars, recycling
bins, fences, piles of yard waste or bulky items placed out for collection. When
you place your cart at the curb, be sure the handle of the cart faces AWAY FROM
the street. Place your curbside cart, recycling bin, yard waste and bulk items at
the curb for collection by 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection. Yard waste must be
placed at the street for collection, and must be separated from other materials
such as bulk waste and other household items. After collection, the empty carts
and bins must be removed from the street as soon as possible. Remember - it is both
unsightly and a violation of City ordinance to leave these containers out on days
other than normal collection days.
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. More than one recycling bin is available upon request.
As of July 1, 2012, the fee for Residential Collection, which covers 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
Items Not Collected
Household garbage and trash placed outside the cart, or in a container other
than the cart provided by the City, will not be 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 www.greenvillecounty.org.
- 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
- 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.
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:
- 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;
- 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
- 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