City of West Columbia will not collect garbage on MLK Day, Jan. 15

City of West Columbia Trash Collection Schedule In Observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

The City of West Columbia will not collect garbage, trash or recyclable items on Monday, January 15, 2018, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Customers normally receiving sanitation services on this day will have their garbage and recyclable items collected on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

As a reminder: Do not mix household trash, yard trash or recyclable items. Each is collected separately.

Yard Trash

Yard trash may be bagged or placed at roadside in loose piles.

Burning trash is prohibited within the city limits.

Limbs must be broken or trimmed to a manageable size, not exceeding six (6) feet in length or six (6) inches in diameter.

The city reserves the right to limit the amount of trash picked up for any property and DOES NOT remove yard trash from lot clearing activities.

Removal of debris from home construction, repairs or remodeling is the responsibility of the contractor or the property owner.


The city will collect certain discarded appliances by special request. Please call the West Columbia Sanitation Department at (803) 791-1880 for information about disposal or to schedule collection.

Recycling – The following items currently are being collected for recycling:

Plastic bottles and containers (no motor oil)

Newspapers, magazines and cardboard

Glass food and beverage containers

Aluminum and metal cans

Please call West Columbia Sanitation at (803) 791-1880 if you have any questions.

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