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Trash and Recycling Collection

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.

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.

Collection Fees

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 services.

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

  • 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

The City's general schedule for holiday collection observes the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If your regular collection day falls on a holiday during the week, your collection for all services (garbage, recyclables and yard waste) will be the next day following the holiday. All other collection days after the holiday will be a day later, during the remainder of the holiday week.


Solid Waste Administrator
Mildred Lee

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