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Curbside Collection

 

HOW to Sign Up for Curbside Service

Curbside service is available for all residents in Lexington County.  If you live within the limits of a city or town, please contact the appropriate municipality (listed below with links) to sign up for service.  If you live outside town or city limits (i.e. in the unincorporated area of Lexington County), please...

***look up your service provider on this Solid Waste Curbside Service District map***

... to find out which company contracts with the County of Lexington to provide service to your area.  Then, contact them directly to establish service, obtain, replace or return collection containers, arrange payment of fees, etc.  Prices are shown below. 

Incorporated Towns

If you live within the limits of a town or city in Lexington County, please contact the appropriate municipality below with questions about your curbside service.

     Batesburg-Leesville     Cayce Chapin Gaston
Irmo Lexington Pelion Pine Ridge
South Congaree            Springdale                       Swansea                    West Columbia         

 

Recycling Weeks

If you receive every-other-week curbside recycling pick-up, see the table below for your pick up schedule.

 

Printable PDF of Recycling Weeks Schedule 2022

 

Recycling Weeks 2022
 

 

Free App!App Screen

If you live in the unincorporated area of Lexington County (i.e. outside the limits of a town)...

Use the free Lexington County SC Solidwaste App to:

  • Search an address to view your curbside collection schedule;
  • Print your collection schedule;
  • Sign up for weekly notifications by email, phone, or text message; 
  • Receive notifications of delayed service due to unusual weather;
  • Receive notifications of Special Recycling Drop-off Events; and
  • Find out how to recycle or discard of any item. 

You can download the app from your mobile store or by clicking on the app name below:

Lexington County SC SOLID WASTE

 

If you have any questions or problems, please call Lexington County Solid Waste Management at (803) 755-3325.

 

WHAT Is Collected Curbside

 

Trash Bag
Household Garbage
  • Picked up weekly
  • Bag materials and place in container provided to minimize roadside litter during pick up and transportation to the transfer station and landfill.
  • Materials may include:
    • food (if not composted);
    • small, loose materials (palm size or smaller);
    • plastic bags and plastic film (if not reused or recycled at local stores);
    • Styrofoam (if not recycled at Publix);
    • take out food and beverage containers;
    • Other non-recyclable materials.
Yard Waste Bag
Yard Waste
  • Picked up weekly (except in Districts 5 and 6 rural areas)
  • Bag materials (in plastic or paper), put them in a separate container or place them neatly in a pile or bundle at the curb.
  • Materials may include any item produced in the yard including leaves, weeds, grass clippings, shrub clippings, straw, mulch, etc.
  • NOTE: If you want these materials to be recycled into mulch or compost, they must be taken to a Collection and Recycling Center with a CLEAN WOOD WASTE container or to the Edmund Landfill's compost facility.
Recycling Bin

 

Recyclables
  • Picked up every other week (except in Districts 5 and 6 rural areas)
  • Place all materials loosely in the container provided.  Do not bag materials or put any plastic bags in the bin.
  • Materials may include (1) paper and cardboard, (2) plastic containers, (3) metal cans and (4) glass bottles and jars (except in the Town of Irmo, the Town of Lexington and the City of Cayce).  See additional information provided below.

 

 

 

Sofa

 

Bulk Items
  • Contact your hauler to arrange a special pick-up of bulk items (such as furniture or mattresses) for a fee or hire a private company to assist with transportation or see the list of charities provided below, some of which will pick up materials.  If you live within the limits of a town, contact the Public Works department of your municipality to make arrangements for the pick up of bulk items.  Contact information is provided here.  Contact Lexington County's Recycling Coordinator at (803) 785-3340 or lhunt@lex-co.com for additional information and options.
 

DonateA list of some charitable groups in the area with contact information, what they accept and whether or not they provide pick-up service is provided here

 

 

WHAT Is Accepted in Curbside Recycling Containers?

Use the information in the chart below or use the Waste Wizard feature on the FREE "Lexington County SC Solid Waste" App downloaded from your smartphone or found here, to determine acceptable items.

Lexington County SC Solidwaste - Waste Wizard

 

Paper

paperboard

Paper

YES

  • Cardboard boxes, flattened
  • Cartons, food and beverage, flattened with plastic lids discarded
  • Books, catalogs and phone books, soft covered (not hard covered)
  • Envelopes, plastic windows acceptable, padding not acceptable
  • Greeting cards
  • Inserts and coupons, larger than 2" x 2"
  • Lottery Tickets
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Office paper, any weight and color
  • Paper bags
  • Pizza boxes without food or excessive grease
  • Spiral Paperboard containers (peanut containers, drink mix, chips)
  • Tetrapaks
  • Unwanted mail
  • Wrapping paper, plain, no glitter or foil

NO

  • Diapers
  • Disposable plates, cups
  • Shredded paper
  • Small pieces that fit in your hand
  • Tissue paper, paper towels, napkins
  • Waxed products (e.g. ice cream containers)
Plastics

 

Plastic Containers

YES

  • Bottles, jugs, jars and other containers, emptied, rinsed, screw on lids reattached, pop-off lids discarded

NO

  • Hoses, hangers or other long, thin items
  • Medicine bottles (recycle at pharmacies or veterinarian offices)
  • Plastic bags or plastic film (e.g. produce bags, sandwich bags, bread loaf bags, dry cleaning bags - take to local stores or to County Collection and Recycling Centers and place in roll carts provided to be recycled separately.)
  • Pop-off lids
  • Rigid plastics (buckets, folding tables, kids' toys - take to "yard waste" container at Collection and Recycling Center)
  • Straws
  • Syringes (put in sealed plastic container in household garbage)
Metal Cans

 

Metal Cans

YES

  • Aluminum drink cans, emptied and rinsed, not flattened, tabs attached
  • Steel and tin food cans, emptied and rinsed, not flattened, lids attached or inserted with a dented side (or lids discarded)
  • Aerosol (spray) cans,  emptied, plastic cap and nozzle discarded

NO

  • Aluminum foil or pans
  • Automotive parts
  • Electronics or cords
  • Pots or pans
Glass

 

Glass Bottles and Jars

YES

  • Bottles, jugs, and jars emptied, rinsed, caps and lids discarded

NO

  • Flat/plate, treated glass including but not limited to:
    • Ceramics
    • Dishware
    • Mirrors
    • Windows

 

What is NOT Accepted in Curbside Recycling Bins

TV
 
Electronics
  • Take them to the Edmund Landfill, Lexington County's Special Recycling Drop-Off Events or to participating local stores to be recycled

 

Light Bulbs

 

Fluorescent and CFL Light Bulbs
  • Take to eight of the eleven Collection and Recycling Centers, Edmund Landfill or local stores to be recycled.  Bulbs up to 4 Foot long are accepted. Bulbs longer than 4 foot need to be brought to the Edmund Landfill.

 

  • Discard other bulbs (fluorescent, incandescent, non-mercury containing 20-120W bulbs) in household garbage. 

 

  • Bulbs containing mercury need to be brought to a Household Hazardous Waste event. 

 

Paint Can

 

Household Hazardous Waste
  • Take to Lexington County's Special Recycling Drop-Off Events when Household Hazardous Waste is being accepted or see alternative disposal instructions here

 

Post-It

 

Items Smaller Than 2" in Diameter
  • Put in household garbage

 

 

Syringe

 

Medical Waste
  • Mix crushed up pills with an undesirable material such as coffee grounds or cat litter and discard in tightly sealed bags in household garbage or ask your doctor or pharmacy for advice. 
  • Lexington County Sheriff's Department Community Action Team facilitates the Project Rid-A-Med to assist citizens to properly dispose of unwanted prescription medications.  See this list of Lexington County Collection Sites for medications.

     

    The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) also provides helpful information in Proper Disposing of Unwanted Medicine.

 

  • Needles should be sealed in a plastic container with a screw on lid (e.g. a laundry detergent bottle) but should never be put in a recycling bin.
Plastic Bag

 

Plastic Bags, Film & Packaging
  • Take stretchy plastics to local stores to be recycled, reuse them or put in household garbage
  • Bring them to your nearest Collection and Recycling Center and place in plastic bag and film containers provided.

 

 

Scrap Metal

 

Scrap Metal
  • Take to Collection and Recycling Centers or to the Edmund Landfill to be recycled

 

 

Shredded Paper

 

Shredded Paper
  • Take to Collection and Recycling Centers to recycle with "office paper" or put in household garbage

 

Styrofoam

 

Styrofoam
  • Take containers and egg cartons to Publix to be recycled or put in household garbage (no packing material!)

 

Textiles

 

Textiles

 

 Want more information about what not to recycle?  Read DHEC's DIRTY DOZEN handout.

 

WHEN to Place Materials at the Curb

Unless specified otherwise by your service provider, all containers/material must be at the curb by 6:30 am on collection day.

 

HOW to Place Materials at the Curb

If your materials are picked up by:

Capital Waste Services -  Place your containers with the handles towards your house and the side of the lid that opens towards the street so that the arm on the truck can grab the metal bar and pick up the container.  Place containers on the street.  Make sure that there is a three foot clearance between each container and any other object (including cars, mail boxes, other containers, etc.).

Tyler's Sanitation - Most trucks require that containers be hand loaded so place your containers with the handles facing the street so that employees can quickly and easily pull them towards the truck.  Containers may be placed on the street, on your driveway or on your grass at the edge of the street. 

GFL Environmental (Waste Industries) - Most trucks require that containers be hand loaded so place your containers with the handles facing the street so that employees can quickly and easily pull them towards the truck.  Containers may be placed on the street, on your driveway or on your grass at the edge of the street. 

Some GFL trucks use an automated arm to load trucks.  If your area is serviced by one of these, place your containers with the handles towards your house and the side of the lid that opens towards the street so that the arm on the truck can grab the metal bar and pick up the container.  Place containers on the street.  Make sure that there is a three foot clearance between each container and any other object (including cars, mail boxes, other containers, etc.).

 

WHAT IF I Can't Get My Container to the Curb?

Participants who have a verifiable medical or physical disability that prevent them placing their containers and yard waste at the curb on a weekly basis and who have no one else in the household who are able to place containers/materials at the curb, may submit a completed Medical/Physical Disability Verification Form to the Director of Lexington County Solid Waste Management to request a waiver. With an approved waiver, the Contracted Service Provider will collect the roll cart container from a designated location adjacent to the house (e.g. in the backyard) , but not more than 50 feet from the curbline at the curbside rate.  Call the Lexington County Solid Waste Management department at (803) 755-3325 for additional information.

 

WHEN Is Curbside Service Provided and Not Provided? 

To receive weekly reminders by text, email or phone, download the free "Lexington County SC Solidwaste" app from the app store on your smartphone.  Curbside service is provided on the day assigned to your area Monday through Friday every day of the year except the following:

  • New Year's Day (January 1)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

No collection occurs on these holidays.  Curbside service will be delayed by one day during the weeks when these holidays occur and Friday's pick-up will take place on Saturday. 

 

If collection service is delayed due to severe weather or other emergencies, every effort will be made by the service providers and the County of Lexington to notify customers through the media, the 'County of Lexington' Facebook page, the County of Lexington's website and through "Lexington County SC Solidwaste" app notifications.  Download the free app from your smartphone now and never miss another notice.

 

Curbside Service Rates – 


Please see the Solid Waste District Map to find out which company provides service in your area. 

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 01, 2022 (unless otherwise noted)

 

Curbside Franchise
District

Service Provider

Monthly Rate

District 1

 

Capital Waste Services    

 

Curbside - $28.73/mo.

Backyard - $42.46/mo.

District 2

Waste Industries / GFL

Current:

Curbside - $19.70/mo.

Backyard - $39.39/mo.

 

Effective October 1,2022:

Curbside             $20.39/mo.

Backdoor            $40.76/mo.

 

District 3

Waste Industries / GFL

Current:

Curbside - $16.88/mo.

Backyard - $33.75/mo.

 

Effective October 1,2022:

Curbside             $17.47/mo.

Backdoor            $34.93/mo.

District 4

Waste Industries / GFL

Current:

Curbside - $19.70/mo.

Backyard - $39.39/mo.

 

Effective October 1,2022:

Curbside             $20.39/mo.

Backdoor            $40.76/mo.

District 5

 

 

 

 

Tyler's Sanitation

 

 

 

 

Urban Area:

Household, Yard and Recycling

Curbside - $33.00/mo.

Backyard - $66.00/mo.

Rural Area:

Household Garbage Service Only

Curbside - $33.00/mo.

Backyard - $66.00/mo.

District 6

Capital Waste Services

Urban Area:

Household, Yard and Recycling

Curbside - $29.98/mo.

Backyard - $43.96

Rural Area:

Household Garbage Service Only

Curbside - $28.05/mo.

Backyard - $53.75

District 7

Waste Industries / GFL

Current:

Curbside - $20.84/mo.

Backyard - $41.68/mo.

 

Effective October 1,2022:

Curbside             $21.57/mo.

Backdoor            $43.14/mo.

 

Problems? 

The County of Lexington works hard with each Franchise Service Provider to provide excellent service for our residents.  If you are not happy with your service, we want to know about it.  Please complete the Franchise Collection Complaint Form and submit it so that we can improve your curbside service.  Thank you.

Questions? 

Questions regarding residential curbside collection should be directed to the appropriate service provider:

Not Sure who your provider is? Click HERE

Service Provider/ Hauler Names

Service Provider/ Hauler Numbers

Capital Waste Services (CWS) 803-814-0040
GFL Environmental (Waste Industries)  803-935-0249
Tyler Sanitation 803-626-9000

 

If you have additional questions, please call the Lexington County Office of Solid Waste Management at (803) 755-3325.