Household Trash Collection
All household garbage must be in plastic bags. Our refuse collectors have been directed not to empty containers that are holding loose or raw garbage. Please keep our city clean and litter free by putting garbage in securely tied plastic bags and placing it out for collection on the morning of pickup—and not before!
Most of the residential trash in South Carolina is collected door-to-door or is taken to a transfer station by individuals. Ultimately, the trash is taken to a county landfill. Most landfills are not designed for hazardous household wastes. These wastes can leak into water supplies and/or cause air pollution. Hazardous household waste may cause a fire or explosion, or give off dangerous fumes. Sanitation workers have been seriously burned, lost their eyesight, or suffered lung damage while compacting hazardous materials. Equipment has also been damaged.
Improper disposal of Hazardous Household Waste can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health. Many communities in the United States offer a variety of options for conveniently and safely managing HHW.
The City of Cayce collects household waste on a weekly basis then takes it to the landfill. Please help to keep our Sanitation workers as safe and healthy as possible. The tabs to the left provide a list of what not to trash and more information about how to properly dispose of potentially hazardous materials.
2017 Holiday Pickup Schedule
- Monday January 2nd Garbage, Yard Trash & Recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, January 4th.
- Monday January 16th Garbage, Yard Trash & Recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, January 18th.
- Monday February 20th Garbage, Yard Trash & Recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, February 22nd.
- Friday April 14th Garbage, Yard Trash & Recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, April 12th.
- Monday May 29th Garbage, Yard Trash & Recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, May 31st.
- Tuesday July 4th Garbage, Yard Trash & Recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, July 5th.
- Monday September 4th Garbage, Yard Trash & Recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, Sept. 6th.
- Friday November 10th Garbage, Yard Trash & Recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 8th.
- Thursday November 23rd & Friday November 24th Garbage only will be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd.
- Monday December 25th & Tuesday December 26th Garbage only will be picked up on Wednesday, Dec. 27th.
To serve all our residents as efficiently as possible, bagged yard waste will be given priority over unbagged yard waste and will be picked up on your regular household trash collection day.
For unbagged yard waste, our Sanitation Department uses a pitch fork to scoop up the pile. There may be times when we are unable to scoop up the entire pile and some debris may remain.
Tree limbs should be no longer than six feet in length and six inches in diameter. All yard waste should be kept separate from other types of waste. Improperly prepared yard waste will not be collected.
Yard waste in normal seasonal quantities will be removed by the city. Abnormal quantities may be collected, if feasible, after normal collection is completed. A fee for collection of abnormal quantities of yard waste shall be collected in advance as set by the city manager based on costs of personnel, equipment and landfill fees. Whole trees, stumps and land clearing debris will not be collected by the city, but shall be disposed of by the property owner or contractor performing removal.
Questions regarding yard waste regulations or fees for removal of abnormal quantities of waste, please call Thomas White, the Director of Sanitation, at (803)796-9020, Ext. 3027.
A collection fee will be charged to pick-up tires. The cost is $5 per tire (with or without rims). Payment must be received in advance of pickup. Please call Thomas White, the Director of Sanitation, to arrange for pickup at (803)796-9020, Ext. 3027.
Monthly Bulk Pickup
The City of Cayce picks up bulk items once a month, usually the last Wednesday of the month. The schedule for 2017 is below.
- January 25
- February 15
- March 29
- April 26
- May 24
- June 28
- July 26
- August 30
- September 27
- October 25
- November 29
- December 20
Items included in the monthly bulk collection are refrigerators, stoves, water heaters, air conditioners, freezers, washers and dryers, and furniture (sofas, chairs, mattresses, box springs, rugs, carpets, dressers, recliners, tables, etc.). To confirm whether an item is eligible for the bulk pickup, call the Sanitation Department at City Hall at (803)796-9020, Ext. 3027.
For more information regarding the disposal of electronics, including Televisions, Computers and Cell Phones, click here: Lexington County E-Waste
Construction, Remodeling, and Demolition Debris
The city does not pick up these items on a regular basis. If the city can feasibly remove the debris, it will be done for a fee. The fee must be paid prior to pickup. Please contact Thomas White, the Sanitation Director, at (803)796-9020, Ext. 3027 for the cost and to schedule a pickup.
The City of Cayce encourages all residents to recycle. Recycling bins are $10 each and are available at City Hall. Please follow these guidelines for Cayce's Curbside Recycling Program.
The following products ARE recyclable:
- Newspaper and inserts
- Newspaper-like paper
- Plastic milk jugs and soda bottles
- Clear and colored plastic items coded 1 through 7
- Glass food containers in all colors
- Any metal or aluminum food cans
- Office paper
- Junk mail
- Phone books
At this time, we can NOT accept:
- Glass other than food jars (no window panes, drinking glasses, china, etc.)
- Paint cans
- Pesticide containers
Please remember to remove and discard all lids and rinse out all containers. Crush plastic and cans if possible.
The city is working to locate additional buyer markets for our recyclables and expand the range of materials we can accept. For now, however, we are limited to those mentioned above.
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For additional information, please call (803) 796-9020, ext. 3027.