Garbage Collections

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Collection

Household garbage collection is conducted weekly.

  • Please have Town-issued rollcarts curbside by 7:00am.
  • Please keep carts a safe distance away from any obstructions.
  • The time of day that your garbage is picked-up is not a set time. 
  • Specific time of collection cannot be given due to traffic, garbage volume, weather, etc.
  • Rollcarts must be removed within 12 hours of collection.

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View our Subdivision Collection Schedule.

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Garbage Rollcarts

The Town issues one 90-gallon or one 65-gallon rollcarts at "no cost". The cart must stay at your property. Do not take the cart with you if you move. A second cart may be purchased for $70 through the Public Services Department. Only two carts per property are allowed and only Town-issued carts will be collected. Customers needing more than two carts should contract for dumpster services. We can repair most damaged carts -- please call (843) 849-2022 for service requests. 

Visit our FAQ section for more general information!

Collectible Items

  • Household garbage
  • Cardboard boxes - please break down boxes – these can also be recycled
  • Residential medical waste - objects such as needles, syringes, and other sharp medical objects must be disposed of properly (use a sharps container, heavy plastic bottle or metal can with a tight fitting lid) to prevent injury to persons handling garbage
  • Additional bags of garbage should be placed on top of your cart.

Residential Medical Waste Disposal

Town ordinance allows for the disposal of home-generated (not commercial) medical waste under the following restrictions and requirements:

  • Home-generated medical waste must be disposed of in a manner that helps minimize health risks to Waste Management and landfill workers.
  • Sharp medical objects, such as needles, syringes and the like, must be placed in a medical/health care container (sometimes referred to as a "sharps container"), or another container that meets the requirements listed below, before being placed in a 65 or 90-gallon garbage rollcart for Town pick-up.
  • Other containers made out of heavy plastic or metal may be used for sharp medical objects, if all of the following precautions are observed:
    • Ensure that the container is as puncture-proof as possible
    • Ensure that the container has a tight-fitting lid
    • Write the words "Not Recyclable" on the container
    • Do not fill the container with objects over three-fourths full
    • Do not use glass containers.

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Uncollectible Items

  • Please do not place landscape or construction materials in your cart; we will not be able to collect your garbage because it can potentially damage our trucks and it must be disposed of separately at the landfill
  • Garbage in a container that is not Town-issued

Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs


The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) has issued new guidelines regarding the proper disposal of prescription drugs. In an effort to prevent water pollution, prescriptions should not be flushed down the toilet. When the drugs get to the sewer treatment plant they cannot be fully filtered out. After the plant cleans the waste, the water is discharged out into the ocean - the prescription drugs are flushed out as well. Scientists are finding high levels of drugs in the water and in marine animals.

Please take your prescription drugs to a "Take-Back" site near you. There is one located at the Town Hall Police Department: 100 Ann Edwards Lane, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL) Disposal


These bulbs may not be disposed of in your garbage or trash due to mercury contamination issues. At several big box home improvement stores, customers can simply bring in any expired, unbroken CFL and give it to the store associate at the returns desk. The bulbs will then be properly disposed of by an environmental management company that will coordinate CFL packaging, transportation and recycling to maximize safety and ensure environmental compliance.

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