Trash & Yard Waste Collection

City of Charleston’s Modified Garbage and Trash Collection Schedule

Residential Garbage and Trash Collection: On Monday, February 17th the City will recognize President’s Day and collections will occur on a one-day delay.  Monday’s (2/17) collection will take place on Tuesday (2/18), Tuesday’s (2/18) collection will take place on Wednesday (2/19), Wednesday’s (2/19) collection will take place on Thursday (2/20), and Thursday’s (2/20) collection will take place on Friday (2/21).

West Ashley Outside I-526 and John’s Island: Collection will take place on a normal schedule.

Cainhoy and Daniel Island: Collection will take place on a normal schedule.

About the Service

Trash collection collects dry trash and yard waste for all city residents. Separated trash is collected one time per week.

Trash Collection Policies

Residents should place the trash at the curb no earlier than two days before scheduled pickup. The policies for trash collection are:

  • All leaves, twigs, weeds and grass clippings shall be placed in brown paper bags designed for the purpose of leaf and clippings disposal. It is the responsibility of the resident to provide the necessary bags.
  • Tree limbs and stumps need to be cut into 4-foot lengths and 4-inch diameter and stacked curbside clear of obstructions.
  • Miscellaneous materials, which may include personal construction materials, wood or metal scrap.
  • No household garbage may be placed with yard waste for pick-up.

Large Items & Appliances

To dispose of old appliances and large metal items, place them separately at the curb. Please drain hot water heaters and remove or secure all doors on refrigerators and freezers. Junk, furniture and other bulk items can be placed in their own pile at the curb on your collection day.

Trash & Yard Waste Collection Map

Please use the Trash and Yard Waste Collection Map (PDF) to determine which days your trash and yard waste service will occur.