Trash & Recycling

Garbage Collection Services

The City of Lake City provides commercial and residential garbage collection services within the city limits. If you need assistance, call (843) 374-5421 ext 950. 


Each residence within the city limits has a weekly scheduled garbage collection day and is provided one 96-gallon green roll-out cart. The monthly service charge of $19.25 is included on water bills. Additional roll-out carts are available for $11.50 per month. Contact the solid waste customer care specialist at (843) 374-5421 ext. 950 for more information or to verify your scheduled collection day.

  • Roll out carts should be place within two feet of the curb on your collection day
  • All roll carts should be put out the night before the scheduled collection day

Accepted Items

  • Household garbage

Prohibited Items

  • The garbage collection service does not pick up furniture, appliances, or yard waste


Contact the Solid Waste Department at (843) 374-5421 ext. 950 to set up a commercial solid waste collection account. A standard commercial account includes one service collection every other week. Consult the City of Lake City Fee Schedule for current fees, container sizes, and collection options.

Lake City Municipal Landfill

Located at 1228 E. Main St., the Lake City Municipal Landfill is available for residents to dispose of items that cannot go into the regularly scheduled garage collection carts.

  • Landfill user permit fee - $10 per cubic yard

Accepted items include:

  • Construction / Yard Debris
  • Demolition Materials

Florence County Recycling Center

Also located at 1228 E. Main St., the staffed drop-off site is available for garbage, tires, and yard waste, as well as recycling for cardboard, plastic and glass just past the city limits.

  • Hours are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday
  • Contact Florence County Recycling Centers offices at 843-292-1603 for more information 

Accepted items include:

  • Household waste
  • Tires
  • Yard Waste
  • Appliances and electronics
  • Cardboard
  • Old paint 

Please visit the Florence County Recycling Center for details.