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
  • Friday, January 1 Garbage, Yard Trash and Recyclables will be picked up on Wednesday Dec. 29th
  • Monday, January 18th Garbage, Yard Trash and Recyclables will be picked up on Wednesday, January 20th.
  • Monday, February 15th Garbage, Yard Trash and Recyclables will be picked up on Wednesday, February 17th.
  • Friday, April 2nd Garbage, Yard Trash and Recyclables will be picked up on Wednesday, April 7th.
  • Monday, May 31th Garbage, Yard Trash and Recyclables will be picked up on Wednesday, June 2nd.
  • Monday, July 5th Garbage, Yard Trash and Recyclables will be picked up on Wednesday, July 7th.
  • Monday, September 6th Garbage, Yard Trash and Recyclables will be picked up on Wednesday, September 8th.
  • Thursday, November 11th Garbage, Yard Trash and Recyclables will be picked up on Wednesday, November 10th.
  • Thursday, November 25th & Friday, November 26th Garbage and Recyclables Only will be picked up on Wednesday, November 24th.
  • Friday, December 24th Garbage and Recyclables Only will be picked up on Wednesday, December 22nd.
  • Monday December 27th Garbage Only will be picked up on Wednesday, December 29th.
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.

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.

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 27
  • February 24
  • March 24
  • April 28
  • May 26
  • June 30
  • July 28
  • August 25
  • September 29
  • October 27
  • November 24
  • December 29

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)796-9020, Ext. 3027.

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)796-9020, Ext. 3027 for the cost and to schedule a pickup.

Recycling Information & Schedule

The City of Cayce encourages all residents to recycle. Recycling bins are $12 each and are available at City Hall. Recycling is picked up weekly along with household garbage and yard trash. The City has a pilot program introducing recycling roll carts with three neighborhoods; Concord Park, Hunter’s Mill and Moss Creek. 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:

  • Newspaper and inserts
  • Newspaper-like paper
  • Plastic milk jugs and soda bottles
  • Clear and colored plastic items coded 1 through 7
  • Any metal or aluminum food cans
  • Magazines
  • Office paper
  • Junk mail
  • Phone books
  • Cardboard

At this time, we can NOT accept:

  • Glass food containers in all colors
  • Paint cans
  • Pesticide containers

Please remember to remove and discard all lids and rinse out all containers.

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) 796-9020, ext. 3027.

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