Sanitation Services

Use the "My Schedule" function below to determine your collection day and/or receive a customized calendar or notification for your garbage and recycling schedule!

The "Waste Wizard" is designed to help City of Cayce residential customers sort their waste properly. Please note that some materials are "banned" from the can and require you to either schedule an appointment or drop-off materials at a local facility.

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.

Holiday Pickup Schedule
  • Monday, January 1 garbage, yard trash, and recycling will be picked up Wednesday, January 3
  • Monday, January 15 garbage, yard trash, and recycling will be picked up Wednesday, January 17
  • Monday, February 19 garbage, yard trash, and recycling will be picked up Wednesday, February 21
  • Friday, March 29 garbage, yard trash, and recycling will be picked up Wednesday, March 27
  • Monday, May 27 garbage, yard trash, and recycling will be picked up Wednesday, May 29
  • Wednesday, June 19 – holiday, City of Cayce is closed, there are no routes on this day
  • Thursday, July 4 garbage, yard trash, and recycling will be picked up Wednesday, July 3
  • Monday, September 2 garbage, yard trash, and recycling will be picked up Wednesday, September 4
  • Monday, November 11 garbage, yard trash, and recycling will be picked up Wednesday, November 13
  • November 28 & 29 garbage and recycle ONLY will be picked up Wednesday, November 27
  • Tuesday, December 24 garbage and recycle ONLY will be picked up Monday, December 23
  • Thursday, December 26 garbage and recycling ONLY will be picked up on Friday, December 27
Yard Waste Information

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 or Susan Law at 803.205.4434.

Tire Collection

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 or Susan Law at 803.205.4434.

Monthly Bulk Pickup

The City of Cayce picks up bulk items once a month, usually the last Wednesday of the month. The schedule for the current year is below.

  • January 31
  • February 28
  • March 27
  • April 24
  • May 22
  • June 26
  • July 31
  • August 28
  • September 25
  • October 30
  • November 20
  • December 18

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 803.205.4434.

For more information regarding the disposal of electronics, including Televisions, Computers and Cell Phones, click here: Lexington County E-Waste

Construction, Remodeling & 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 803.205.4434 for the cost and to schedule a pickup.

Recycling Information & Schedule

The City of Cayce encourages all residents to recycle. Recycling bins are $15 each and are available at City Hall. Recycling is picked up weekly along with household garbage and yard trash. To The City is currently working with grants to receive funding for recycling roll carts. As the City secures grant funding, we will slowly increase the amount of recycling roll carts to all areas. The recycling roll carts are picked up every other week. Please follow these guidelines for Cayce's Curbside Recycling Program.

The following products ARE recyclable:

  • Newspapers with inserts
  • Newspapers with inserts
  • Plastic milk jugs and soda bottles
  • Any metal food cans
  • aluminum food cans
  • Magazines
  • Office paper
  • Junk mail
  • Phone books
  • Cardboard

At this time, we can NOT accept:

  • Glass
  • Glass food containers in all colors
  • Paint cans
  • Pesticide containers
  • Shredded paper
  • Styrofoam
  • Aluminum pots & pans
  • Plastic bags

Please remember to remove and discard all lids and rinse out all containers. Please do NOT bag any recyclables.

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. is a free, convenient and secure way to limit or stop home delivery of telephone directories at no cost to users or cities and States. Click here to Opt-Out of the Yellow Pages.

For additional information, please call 803.205.4434.

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