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Landscape companies cannot put the materials on the curb for the city to pick up

Myrtle Beach property owners…. Do you have a landscape contractor for your yard?

If so, please note that the contractor (not the city) is required to remove trimmings, leaves and branches that they create when taking care of your property. Two ordinances in city code speak to the fact that landscape companies cannot put the materials on the curb for the city to pick up.

Section 17-5. Scattering of refuse and littering is prohibited....
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to:
(4) Cause by use of blower, broom, sweeper or other device any dirt, sand, leaves, yard clippings, litter or other debris to be deposited on a public right-of-way or public property except as may be specifically authorized or required by the provisions of this chapter related to solid waste collection.

Section 17-23. Preparation of refuse for collection in mobile container.
(1) No stumps, logs, or other materials or tree limbs placed by the landscape or tree service contractors or workers shall be hauled by the city.

The attached letter recently went out to landscaping contractors to remind them of these rules, too. Violations are misdemeanors, subject to a fine of up to $500 and/or 30 days in jail, upon conviction.