Environmental Services

Independence Day Garbage and Trash Collection Schedule

The city of Charleston will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day. In order to provide service to all residents in a timely manner, garbage and trash collection will take place on the modified schedule outlined below:

For residents of Daniel Island and Cainhoy (serviced by Capital Waste): Collection will take place on a normal schedule.

For residents of outer West Ashley and Johns Island (formally serviced by Carolina Waste and now Trident Waste): Collection will take place on a normal schedule.

For residents of the Peninsula, inner West Ashley and James Island (serviced by city crews): Collection will take place on a one-day delay.

Interactive Map of Garbage Collection Areas

Enter your address in the search bar to find out your Garbage Collection Area and Day of the week. The new route days will start Sept 14th! Click here for a printable map of collection days.

Collection During COVID-19

Garbage collection (items inside of green carts) will continue on schedule. Citizens are reminded that cardboard and other items that are not inside the green garbage cart will not be collected for the safety of the crews. This change is consistent with Charleston County and other area municipalities in an effort to limit employees’ potential exposure to COVID-19. Any excess items that do not fit in the garbage cart can be taken to a Charleston County Convenience Center: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/environmental-management/recycle-locations.php.

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

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:

Access the Residential Garbage and Trash Collection Flyer - Important Information Regarding Collection Policies and Procedures (PDF).

Please see our COVID 19 Guidelines for Residents.  

New Bulk Collection Day for Carolina Waste Customers (Outside I-526)

Bulk pickup will be on the same day as garbage pickup. This will go into effect on Monday, March 18th. View the Bulk Collection Day Change for Carolina Waste Customers (PDF).