Solid Waste & Recycling
Effective April 1, 2016, the County's Ballentine Recycling Site will be permanently closing. Our other recycling sites will be available for our residents to use. Please check this website or call 803-929-6000 for those locations.
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 & 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, recyclables, yard waste, bulk items and where to take certain items for disposal or recycling. County residents can now recycle several more items including cooking oil, phone books, glass bottles and jars as well as hard back books IF THE HARD COVER IS REMOVED!
Below are a series of helpful videos that describe our Solid Waste & Recycling Program.
Richland County provides citizens with weekly pickup for Household Garbage and Yard Waste; bi-weekly pickup for recyclables. 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
Neither garbage nor recyclables nor yard waste will be collected on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If collections are interrupted due to a holiday schedule, your garbage, recyclables and yard waste will be picked up the day following your usual pickup day for each. Call Richland County at 803-929-6000 for information on all schedule changes.
Inclement Weather Pickup
When road conditions pose a significant threat to the safety of our citizens and collection crews, curbside service will be suspended until it is safe to travel again. Service will resume where it left off. Contact Richland County at 803-929-6000 for information on schedule changes.