Welcome to Solid Waste and Recycling
To provide solid waste management services for the citizens of Richland County in order to enhance public safety, public health and efficiency of Richland County.
For all questions, contact us at 803-929-6000
400 Powell Road
Columbia, SC 29203
Richland County provides citizens with weekly pickup for Household Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste. Monthly curbside collection is provided for Bulk Items. Contact Richland County, at 803-929-6000, to determine the pickup days for your property. The annual fee for garbage collection is included in each property owner’s tax bill.
Holiday Schedule Pickup:
No garbage or recyclables will 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 recycling will be picked up the day following your usual pick-up day. Call Richland County at 803-929-6000 for information on all schedule changes.
Learn all about Richland County Solid Waste and Recycling!
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brochure that gives all the information you need to know about the services of the Solid Waste Department, including the proper way to dispose of household garbage, recycling, yard waste, bulk items, and where to take such items for drop-off.
News & Events
For news and events, please visit "What's New" on the county's homepage.