Does the City remove contractor or builder refuse due to construction?
The city shall not collect refuse, bricks, lumber, mortar, plaster, roofing, guttering, shavings, tree debris and all other like material which is generated by a hired contractor or builder. It is the responsibility of the contractor/builder or owner/resident to remove refuse created by professional construction or renovations.

Construction or renovation refuse which is generated exclusively by an owner or resident on a residential and/or commercial construction, renovation or demolition project shall be collected by the city when the volume of the said material does not exceed ninety (90) gallons per trash collection cycle.

City Ordinance Section 14-51

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1. How do I obtain a residential garbage container?
2. What is the difference between garbage and trash?
3. What cannot be put in the garbage or trash?
4. What is the holiday garbage and trash pick-up schedule?
5. Where should I place my garbage container on my scheduled day of pick-up?
6. How should I fill my garbage container?
7. How should I prepare my yard waste for collection?
8. Does the City pick-up bulk items for City residents?
9. My garbage container was vandalized or stolen. What do I need to do?
10. What is household hazardous waste?
11. Where can I safely dispose of household hazardous waste such as electronics, batteries and paint?
12. How do I dispose of syringes or other sharp items (i.e. – sharps)?
13. What should I do with old electronics such as computers, TVs and microwaves?
14. Where can I dispose of used motor oil?
15. How can I dispose of junk, old appliances or scrap metal?
16. A professional landscaper has worked on my yard. Who is responsible for the yard waste?
17. Does the City remove contractor or builder refuse due to construction?
18. Where can I obtain information on the City of Charleston’s Garbage, Trash, and Refuse regulations?
19. Does the City of Charleston provide recycling services?
20. How can I get a blue curbside recycling container?
21. What can be recycled in Charleston County?