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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Trash Pickup On One-Day Delay for Parts of Charleston; Garbage Pickup Remains On Schedule

Due to continued large volumes, trash pickup will be delayed one day for downtown, inner West Ashley and James Island residents for the remainder of the week. Outer West Ashley, Johns Island and Daniel Island will remain on a normal trash pickup schedule. 

Crews expect to finish Monday’s (April 25, 2022) trash pickup by the end of the day Tuesday (April 26, 2022), then crews will begin Tuesday’s trash pickup.

Crews will work into the weekend in order to complete this week’s collections.

Trash includes:

- Leaves, twigs, weeds and grass clippings in brown paper bags designed for the purpose of leaf and clippings disposal,

- Tree limbs and stumps in 4-foot lengths and 4-inch diameter, 

- Miscellaneous materials (personal construction materials, wood or metal scrap).

Garbage pickup (collected in green bins) will not be impacted and will continue to be picked up on schedule. 

“Because the volume of trash has increased to such unusual levels, with each employee now responsible for an additional 118,000 pounds compared to just two years ago, we're adjusting pickup schedules through the rest of the week,” Superintendent of Environmental Services Matt Alltop said. “We appreciate our citizens’ patience as we work through these challenges.”

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