Environmental Services

Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas tree collection will start January 8th and the final collection will take place the week February 10th. Trees must be placed curbside so that our equipment can reach them. Trees must be free of all decorations and tensile. No artificial trees should be placed out for collection with real trees. 

Presidents Day Garbage and Trash Schedule

The City of Charleston will be closed on, Monday, February 19th  in observance of the Presidents Day Holiday.   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. 

 City Crews

The week of Monday, February 19th will run on a one-day delay. Monday routes will be collected on Tuesday; Tuesday routes will be collected on Wednesday; Wednesday routes will be collected on Thursday; and Thursday routes will be collected on Friday.  

 Trident Waste (Johns Island, outer West Ashley)

The week of Monday, February 19th will run as a normal schedule. 

 Capital Waste (Daniel Island, Cainhoy)

The week of Monday, February 19th will run as a normal schedule.

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.