Solid Waste & Recycling
To provide high quality residential solid waste management services for the residents of Richland County in order to enhance public safety, public health and quality of life in Richland County.
1070 Caughman Road North
Columbia, SC 29203
Learn all about Richland County Solid Waste and Recycling!
View the new “Talkin’ Trash” brochure that gives all the information you need to know about the services of the Solid Waste & Recycling Department, including the proper way to manage household garbage, recycling, yard waste, bulk items and where to take certain items for drop-off. County residents can now recycle several more items including phone books!
Richland County provides citizens with weekly pickup for Household Garbage and Yard Waste; weekly or bi-weekly pickup for recycling. Curbside collection is also provided for Bulk Items. Contact Richland County at 803-929-6000 to determine pickup days for your location. The annual solid waste fee for curbside collection is typically included in each property owner’s tax bill.
Holiday Schedule Pickup
Garbage or recyclables will not be collected on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If collection is interrupted due to a holiday schedule, your garbage or recyclables will be picked up the day following your usual pickup day. Call Richland County at 803-929-6000 for information on all schedule changes.