Trash & Yard Waste Collection

*** Modified Trash Collection Notice ***

Beginning Tuesday, March 31st, neighborhoods in outer West Ashley, serviced by Carolina Waste, will resume normal trash (yard debris) collection.

Beginning Monday, April 6th, Johns Island and Daniel Island, which are serviced by Republic Waste, will resume normal trash collection.

Other areas of the city will transition back to normal trash collection after a special weekly pickup schedule in the month of April. During these weekly schedules, all citizens are asked to have their trash out on Monday, with the understanding that it will be collected at some point during the week as crews move throughout the area. The weekly schedules are as follows:

Over the week of April 5, city crews will collect in West Ashley, inside I-526. The following week of April 12, crews will collect on James Island. Then, during the week of April 19, crews will collect throughout the peninsula. Again, these schedules are weekly, so all citizens are asked to put their trash out on Monday of the appropriate week to ensure that it is collected.

In addition to these schedules, this week the one small truck that is currently available for trash collection is picking up excess debris where possible on the peninsula.

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

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.