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Garbage & Recycling

Garbage Collection

Curbside roll cart collection is provided to residential and small commercial locations. City of Columbia ordinance requires that roll carts be removed from the curb no later than 7:30 p.m. on the day of collection.

Roll carts are serviced weekly and are to be used for household garbage only. Yard trimmings and bulk items are collected separately and should not be in the roll cart. Solid Waste only collects waste from containers that are furnished by the City. Solid Waste does NOT collect from personal containers.

The Solid Waste Division operates on a hybrid fleet and uses both automated and semi-automated trucks. With this collection system, carts should be 3 ft. from trees, mailboxes, vehicles and the recycling cart for quick and efficient service.

Review restrictions on Collections Ordinance.

Recycling Collection

Recycling is collected twice per month, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. Make your own personalized calendar here!  Place all items loose in the blue bin. DO NOT BAG ITEMS. Make sure you wash out all of your items, food residue makes recycling hard and breaks the machines.

These go in your recycling cart:

Don’t recycle the dirty dozen!!!

dirty dozen

Yard Waste

Yard waste is picked up every Monday. Please rake all yard waste into a nice pile in front of you home, on the street next to your curb.

Bulk items are also collect this way. Please ensure that you do not cause an inconvenience to your neighbors with your bulk item waste.