Sanitation

Public-works

The Public Works Department is experiencing delays in brush and debris pick up.  These delays are due to several unforseen problems ranging from employee illnesses, emergencies, an abnormally high volume of brush and debris generation and the return of our students for the fall semester.  In addition, the Sanitation Department's Recycling Division's  workload has increased significantly in the past 2 weeks.  We want all our citizens to know that we are working diligently to get all brush and debris picked up as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience. 

 

INSTRUCTION AND GUIDELINES FOR ROLLCARTS AND OTHER SERVICES

The following should be used by all residents of the City of Clemson concerning the use of the cart system and other services provided by the Public Works Department. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to call the Sanitation Department if problems arise at 653-2047.

 

GUIDELINES FOR ROLLCART USE

1. All garbage and refuse must be in plastic bags before being placed in rollcart. (Microwaves, vacuum cleaners, and TV's should be put out with your regular garbage. See E-Waste/E-Cycle page)

 

2. On your day of collection, roll your cart to the street side in front of your house, but DO NOT PLACE IT IN THE STREET.

3. During the week, between collections, store your rollcart away from the street side.

4. Always place the lid back on the cart when you deposit trash to keep rain and neighborhood pets out.

5. Our collection day begins at 7:00 a.m. and will usually end around 4:30 p.m. Carts should be placed at the street by 7:00 a.m. on collection days and removed by sunset on collection days.

6. The Cart is owned by the City, but keeping it clean, routine upkeep and protecting it from being stolen is the users responsibility. Take care of it, don't abuse it, and it will last a long time.

7. Stolen, damaged, or abused carts are replaced at the property owner's or the responsible agent's expense.

8. Do not place items such as Poisons, Acids, Caustics, Explosives, Construction Materials (i.e. concrete, wood, bricks, etc.), Furniture, Oils, Gasoline, **Paint, & Paint Thinner, Kerosene, Toxic Substances, etc., in the rollcart.

**Paint-- Remove the top of the paint cans and mix with kitty litter or with concrete, let the contents completely dry. Once in a solid state throw into the rollcart with the household garbage.

9. The cart must not be used for any other purpose than storing and collecting garbage.

10. Do not mark, write, paint, cut, or alter the cart in any way.

11. Each cart has a serial number which is recorded by residence, so do not trade carts with your neighbors.

12. The City maintains ownership of the cart at all times, so if you move either within the City or outside the City, notify the Public Works Department at 653-2047.

13. If your cart is stolen or damaged call the Public Works Department at once at 653-2053.

14. There will be no collection on City holidays (unless notified). These holidays are regularly announced in the newspapers as well as posted on this web site. Do not roll out carts on these days unless otherwise advised.

15. In bad weather during the winter months, especially in snowy and icy conditions, the Sanitation Department will attempt to operate normally, and each resident may choose whether or not to roll out their cart. If collection is postponed entirely, listen to local radio stations for details as well as this web site.

16. Handicapped residents may make a written request to the Public Works Department for special pickup consideration at their home without placing their garbage and recycling at curbside. (Physician statement required) The Sanitation Department will then make a determination as to whether a pickup is warranted and act accordingly.

 

GUIDELINES FOR RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING COLLECTION

1. Have recycling bin at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on collection day and remove from street by sundown on collection day.

2. All recyclables must be placed in your recycle bin.

3. Acceptable material:

No. 1 & No. 2 Plastic
All No. 1 Plastics
All No. 2 HDPE/ milk jugs only
All tin cans and aluminum cans
Glass(brown, green, and clear)
Newspapers
Leave all labels on containers
Rinse all items
Remove caps/lids from all containers

ACCEPTABLE RECYCLING MATERIAL AT THE RECYCLING CENTER ONLY

All plastic 1-5 accepted. (Look on the bottom of the plastic containers to find the number)
White or colored computer printout.
White or colored ledger paper.
White or colored letter head/business forms and copy paper.
Telephone books, message pads, envelopes, magazines, and junk mail.

Used oil can be placed at curbside on the same day as your regular garbage pick up. Call the Public Works Department 864.653.2053 and request an oil recycle container. This container is placed under your vehicle to allow the oil to drain directly into it as it drains from your vehicle. Turn the oil filter upside down in the oil recycle container to allow the oil to drain from the filter. Once it has drained wrap the oil filter in a plastic bag and sit it on top of the oil container at curbside. An empty one will be left in its place, if one is available on the recycle truck.

 

OTHER SERVICES

1. Bulk junk items such as stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, sofas, chairs, tires, etc., can be placed on curbside to be picked up. However, there may be a small fee for some items. (tires/appliances)
2. Large limbs and branches of 6 ft. in length or less can be stacked at the street side for pickup (preferably parallel to the street to accommodate City Brush Tractor).
(SEE BELOW FOR MULCH AND LOAD A TRUCK PROGRAM INFORMATION)

3. During leaf season, leaves may be put at the street side for pickup.(see season schedule)

4. The Sanitation Department also operates a container service for local businesses and apartments. For further information call the Public Works Department at 653-2047.

5. The Sanitation Department will not remove contractor generated debris such as tree surgeon waste, shingles, building materials, cross ties or special waste.

6. The Sanitation Department picks up cardboard boxes on Friday mornings for residents. Call 653-2053, 24 hours in advance to place a work order. Place the cardboard out on Thursday night, broken down, lain flat and stacked neat. Place all packing material in a trash bag.

 

Cardboard Boxes for Businesses are picked up by the City of Clemson, 864-653-2053, should you need to be added to the cardboard list, or have a problem with your existing service.

 

SANITATION FEES

Recycling
Curbside collection No charge

Roll Cart Service .50/cubic yard
One pickup per week (Res.San) $11.00/month
Each additional pickup/week $11.00/month
One pickup per week (Com. San) $9.25/month
Each additional pickup/week $9.25/month
Pickens County Lanfill tipping fee $8.50/pickup
Special Order pickup $3/pickup

Container Service (6cys)
Once weekly per pickup service $56/month
Each additional pickup/week $56/month
Pickens County landfill tipping fee $8.50
Special order pickup $30/pickup

Special Handling
Yard Waste (grass clippings) No charge
Leaves No charge
Limbs/Household No charge
Limbs/Contractors $7.5/cyd
White goods (appliances) $2/item
Tires, Batteries $2/item
Load-A-Truck (Brush only) $20/day
Wood chips (mulch)
Pick-up No Charge
Delivered (min 5cyds) $10/cyd

 

E-Waste/E-Cycle

NOTICE: IT IS AGAINST THE LAW, to dispose of computers, computer monitors, televisions, printers, and any other type of electronic equipment as well as parts of any of these items in the the landfill.

These items must be recycled. Place these items curbside. We will have a special pick up for all E-Waste that will be marked by the GPS System on your regular Sanitation pickup day. For more information, visit: