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Overflowing trash is a violation of Myrtle Beach's solid waste ordinance

Does your pelican look like this???  Overflowing trash is a violation of Myrtle Beach’s solid waste ordinance.  (This mess also won’t make your neighbors happy.)  Effective a year ago, overflowing garbage containers are no longer allowed in the City of Myrtle Beach.  Here’s a list of current residential rules for solid waste...

• Lids must close.  All waste must be contained within the containers used. 
• No additional refuse may be placed next to or on top of the container for collection.
• If additional capacity is needed to contain refuse for collection each week, additional containers will be provided at the established rate.
• Materials must be set out no earlier than 6:00 p.m. on the day before collection, and no later than 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection.
• Roll carts must be pulled back to the residential structure by 11:00 p.m. on the day of collection.  
• Roll carts may not be left at the curb throughout the week.
• Yard waste may be set out at any time; leaves and clippings must be contained within paper bags for pickup on the day of collection.
• Customers will pay a separate charge for call-back services.  See the rate schedule below.
• Ineligible material must be removed from the right-of-way within 48 hours of the day of collection.
• Garbage, recycling, bulk waste and yard waste must all be neatly separated and contained within the proper container, where applicable.
• Bulk waste and yard waste should be kept in a neat pile away from telephone poles, guide wires and parked cars.  Do not place waste on top of sprinkler heads, water meter covers, etc.
• Yard waste (limbs) must be sized no larger than four inches in diameter or four feet in length.  
• Loose yard waste (grass, leaves and weeds) must be placed within paper bags.

To correct violations, a warning notice will be posted on the property with the corrective action that needs to occur.  First steps are communication, customer awareness and voluntary compliance.  48 hours later, the code enforcement officer will follow-up to be sure that the corrective action has occurred.  If not, the city will take corrective action and bill the property owner in accordance with the Schedule of Solid Waste Fees and Charges.  The property owner will be informed that further violations may result in a citation and restitution. 

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