Solid Waste Division

(843) 918-2160

The Solid Waste Division serves the city in four collection zones to provide solid waste and recycling pick-up for our residential customers.  With this schedule, one zone receives complete service each day, Monday through Thursday.  All household garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulky junk are picked up on the same day each week.  The Solid Waste Division also operates a solid waste transfer station on Mr. Joe White Avenue.  For more information, call 843-918-2160.

NEW!  Changes are coming to the zone schedule.  Approximately 3,000 residential customers will be affected beginning February 12, 2018, when the Solid Waste Division re-balances the collection zones.  All zones will see some changes, but most shifts will occur between Zone 1 and Zone 2.  Visit here for a map of the new Monday-through-Thursday collection zones.  The city will mail a notice to customers whose collection day will change.  We also will hang a notice on your roll-out pelican if you are one of the customers who will be affected.  Again, look for the new schedule beginnin February 12.


A $2 per month solid waste fee gives residential customers the option of choosing between two sizes of solid waste roll-out carts and two sizes of recycling roll-out carts.  Previously, customers purchased the carts at a cost of up to $70 each.  You may choose a blue solid waste roll-out cart in either the current 96 gallon size or a smaller 64 gallon size. 

Similarly, you may choose a green roll-out recycling cart in either the current 48 gallon size or a larger 64 gallon size.  We've had requests for smaller solid waste carts and larger recycling carts, so this gives customers more options and encourages more recycling.  If you purchased one of the carts in the past two years, the purchase price will be refunded.  For more information, call the Solid Waste Division at 843-918-2160.

Note:  Pelican roll-out containers must be placed at curbside by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day.  Then, pelicans must be removed from curbside by 11:00 p.m. on your service day.


For general information, new service requests, containers, complaints or special services, call 843-918-2160, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 For information regarding collection of storm related debris, see our Storm Damage Debris Collection webpage.