Yard trash, otherwise known as "yard trimmings", can be a combination of grass clippings, leaves, sticks, bulk items (i.e. furniture, clothing, rigid plastics) and building material (subject to a charge). 

Loose or bagged leaves, branches (less than 6 ft in length)
Grass clippings

    Routine yard maintenance waste

Subject to a Charge:
Bricks, concrete and other building materials (must be separated from yard waste)
Tree removal

Lot clearing 


   The City of Columbia composting operation receives nearly 25 percent of the City's total trash tonnage.
   This is a low-tech composting operation that requires a slow biodegradation of vegetation.
  When the compost becomes completely broken down, it is a valuable gardening material. The compost is available to citizens and can be picked up    at our facility located in Columbia across from the Animal Shelter on Humane Lane off Shop Road. Please call Solid Waste at 803-545-3800 to     schedule a pickup. Map & directions.

 Office Hours: 

Monday- Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

2910 Colonial Dr.

Columbia, SC 29203

Samantha Yager, Superintendent