Garbage & Recycling Service

Single Stream Recycling

Recycling

The Town of Summerville will re-establish single-stream recycling curbside collections on Monday, June 28, 2021. This will allow Town of Summerville residents and some businesses to recycle more than paper and cardboard. All recyclables including glass, plastic, metal, paper, and cardboard can be combined in the same recycling container. Town Council voted to approve an agreement with Charleston County that will allow residents to have their recycling materials delivered to and processed at the Materials Recovery Facility in North Charleston. The vote was made at a special called council meeting on Monday, April 26.

Carolina Waste, the Town’s waste collection provider, will collect the recycling materials in the same 65-gallon blue lid container currently used for recycling. Weekly collections will continue on the same service day, which is the same day as garbage collections. Residents are encouraged to participate in single-stream recycling and ensure only appropriate materials are being properly disposed of by reviewing the list of items that can and cannot be recycled.

The change in Summerville’s recycling program will decrease the amount of materials being disposed in the landfill at a minimal cost of approximately $12 per year per household. 

In an effort to inform the public about changes to recycling, the Town will send notifications via U.S. Mail while also utilizing social media.

Collection Guidelines

Garbage

The Town of Summerville garbage pick up services are provided for residents according to the schedule via a contract with Carolina Waste. Household garbage pickups are made once weekly.

All household garbage to be collected must be placed in disposable plastic garbage bags or some other disposable container and placed in the roll cart provided by Carolina Waste. The roll cart is to be placed inside the curb, outside the drainage ditch line of the street, near the front line of your premises, no later than 5:30 a.m. on your designated day of pick up.

The roll carts with the name "Carolina Waste" on the containers will be emptied for garbage and returned to the curb. Garbage cans of any shape and size other than roll carts provided by Carolina Waste are not permitted on the curb at any time. Racks designated to hold garbage receptacles shall not be permitted on the curb at any time.

Yard Debris

The Town of Summerville will only pick up yard debris if it is in an open pile or bagged in recyclable paper bags tree limbs that are no longer than four feet.

Boards, wood and/or plastic cannot be mixed in with yard debris. If these items are included in yard debris piles it will not be picked up.

Yard Debris that is set out in plastic bins/cans/roll carts will not be emptied.

Bulk Waste

Bulk waste (furniture, appliances, boards, fencing, etc.) will be picked up by the Town once a month. See Curbside Pickup by Street Name (XLSX) document to determine your pickup week/day.

Holidays

Garbage and Recycling will not be picked up on the below holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

If the normal pickup day falls on one of these days, the pickup will be the next day.

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