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Environmental Services
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 garbage collection, trash collection, and street sweeping

Residential Garbage and Trash Regulations Information

*** Important Collection Day Changes for Outer West Ashley and Johns Island****

City staff has been working with Carolina Waste and Recycling over the past several months at the request of several neighborhood associations to reduce the number of collection days in their neighborhoods.

Beginning February 1st, all residents being serviced by Carolina Waste and Recycling will have their yard debris and garbage collected on the same day. Yard debris will be collected by a different vehicle and will not be mixed with the garbage. In some neighborhoods, the day the garbage is collected will be rescheduled to match the day yard debris is currently being collected; in other neighborhoods the day yard debris is being collected will be changed. The specific collection days for each neighborhood are detailed in the linked flyers. 

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve this important service and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

Monday changes
Tuesday changes 1
Tuesday changes 2
Wednesday changes
Thursday changes

Holiday Collections

For further information on collections during the holidays, please refer to the holiday schedule.

President's Day

Presidents Day (Monday, 2/20/17) will be observed as a city holiday. In order to provide service to everyone in a timely manner, garbage and trash collections will be as follows: 

Residential Garbage and Trash Collections
Garbage and trash collection will be delayed by one day.

West Ashley Outside I-526 and Johns Island
Collections will be on the normal schedule.

Cainhoy and Daniel Island

Collections will be on the normal schedule.

Please place your garbage and trash curbside by 6:30 AM the morning of your collection day.  Call Environmental Services Division with any questions 
at 724-7365 or 7364.

Sam Price
Superintendent of Environmental Services

2150 Milford Street
Charleston, SC 29405

Ph: 843-724-7364
Fx: 843-805-3231

Request a Garbage Container

Report Garbage Not Collected