Charleston Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Charleston trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Charleston is in South Carolina with North Charleston to the immediate north, Jacksonville to the south, Atlanta to the west.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Charleston Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.charleston-sc.gov/348/Trash-Yard-Waste-Collection

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

Christmas Holiday

In order to provide service to all residents in a timely manner, garbage and trash collection will take place on the modified schedule outlined below. 

City Crews

  • The week of Friday, December 23rd will run a normal schedule. 
  • The week of Monday, December 26th will run on a one-day delay. Monday routes will be collected on Tuesday; Tuesday routes will be collected on Wednesday; Wednesday routes will be collected on Thursday; and Thursday routes will be collected on Friday.   

Trident Waste (Johns Island, outer West Ashley)

  • The week of Friday, December 23rd will run a normal schedule. 
  • The week of Monday, December 26th will run a normal schedule.

Capital Waste (Daniel Island, Cainhoy)

  • The week of Friday, December 23rd will run a normal schedule. 
  • The week of Monday, December 26th will run a normal schedule.

New Year’s Holiday

City Crews

  • The week of Friday, December 30th will run a normal schedule. 
  • The week of Monday, January 2nd will run on a one-day delay. Monday routes will be collected on Tuesday; Tuesday routes will be collected on Wednesday; Wednesday routes will be collected on Thursday; and Thursday routes will be collected on Friday.   

Trident Waste (Johns Island, outer West Ashley)

  • The week of Friday, December 30th will run a normal schedule. 
  • The week of Monday, January 2nd will run a normal schedule.

Capital Waste (Daniel Island, Cainhoy)

  • The week of Friday, December 30th will run a normal schedule. 
  • The week of Monday, January 2nd will run a normal schedule.

Charleston Trash Collection Map

Charleston Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.charleston-sc.gov/2472/Mattress-Recycling

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

-White goods

-Mattresses

-Furniture

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

No white goods shall be picked up by the city unless all doors or drawers are removed.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Charleston and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/environmental-management/recycle-locations.php

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Charleston?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.charleston-sc.gov/2472/Mattress-Recycling

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.charleston-sc.gov/348/Trash-Yard-Waste-Collection

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 6 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Charleston Public Works Department?

Environmental Services

Physical Address

2150 Milford Street
Charleston, SC 29405

Phone: 843-720-3891

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