Collection Tips

The following tips will help ensure uninterrupted trash collection and will extend the life of your rollout container:

  • Caring for the rollout container is the responsibility of the resident. It should be rinsed occasionally (both inside and out) with a hose and allowed to dry before adding trash. When the container is holding trash, keep the top closed to prevent water from pooling inside. On non-collection days, store the container beside or behind your house, ideally in an enclosure.
  • On your weekly collection day, place the container along the curb (but not in the street) no later than 7 a.m. (but no earlier than 7:30 p.m. the night before). Containers should be removed, cleaned (if needed), and stored by 7 p.m. on collection day.
  • Make sure the front of the container faces the street (hinges and wheels should face the house) and the entire container is clear of such objects as fences, mailboxes, vehicles, etc.
  • Immediately report damaged or stolen containers to the Public Services Department at 864-848-2184. The resident shall be required to pay the cost of repair or replacement of any container which is damaged or worn out unless the damage is the result of the actions of city collection personnel.

Items Not Allowed

  • Do not place yard waste in the rollout container, this includes:
    • Clippings
    • Grass
    • Leaves
    • Limbs
    • Sod
    • Soil
    • Etc.


  • Acids
  • Caustics
  • Combustive or construction materials (concrete, lumber, bricks, etc.)
  • Petroleum based products 
  • Poisons
  • Other dangerous materials