Environmental Services

Presidents Day Garbage and Trash Schedule

The City of Charleston will be closed on Monday, February 20th for Presidents Day.  In order to provide service to all residents in a timely manner, garbage and trash collection will take place on the modified schedule outlined below.

Capital Waste (Daniel Island, Cainhoy)

For Daniel Island and Cainhoy there will be no schedule changes.

Trident Waste (Johns Island, Outer West Ashley)

For outer West Ashley and Johns Island there will be no schedule changes.

City Crews

The Peninsula, Inner West Ashley and James Island will run on a one day delay.  For example, if your garbage is normally picked up on Monday the week of the 20th it will be picked up on Tuesday.  

Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas tree collection will start January 3rd and the final collection week will end February 10th. Trees must be placed curbside so that equipment can reach them. Trees must be free of any decorations and tensile.

Interactive Map of Garbage Collection Areas

Enter your address in the search bar to find out your Garbage Collection Area and Day of the week.  Click here for a printable map of collection days.

Collection During COVID-19

Garbage collection (items inside of green carts) will continue on schedule. Citizens are reminded that cardboard and other items that are not inside the green garbage cart will not be collected for the safety of the crews. This change is consistent with Charleston County and other area municipalities in an effort to limit employees’ potential exposure to COVID-19. Any excess items that do not fit in the garbage cart can be taken to a Charleston County Convenience Center: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/environmental-management/recycle-locations.php.

Please see the City of Charleston’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 Website for the latest updates.

About the Division

The Environmental Services Division is responsible for maintaining a clean, safe, and healthy environment for residents and visitors of the City of Charleston. This division is responsible for the collection of refuse, street sweeping, and enforcement of related environmental codes adopted by the City Council.

Services include:

Access the Residential Garbage and Trash Collection Flyer - Important Information Regarding Collection Policies and Procedures (PDF).

Please see our COVID 19 Guidelines for Residents.