The peak “leaf season” goes from November 12 to January 15, and the City of Greenville reminds homeowners that yard waste will be collected the next day if it is not collected on a regular trash/recycling pickup day.
Leaves, grass clippings, and tree limbs or branches no longer than six feet long and six inches in diameter will be collected. Residents are reminded that waste materials must be deposited on the curb before 7:00 a.m. and must adhere to the guidelines outlined below.
- Rake leaves into a loose pile at the curb (no bagging)
- Keep leaf pile separate from tree limbs/branches
- Remove rocks, litter, and other debris from leaves
- Make sure piles are at least 3 feet from each other and from other obstacles
- Keep piles of leaves and grass clippings at least a foot from the curb to prevent them from being swept into the storm drain
- Remove vehicles from the street to ensure trucks can access yard waste piles
The city also stated that pumpkins should not be dumped at the curb beside yard waste. They are ineligible for collection by the city’s automated vehicles. Instead, compost them or place them in a trash container.
For dead animal removals, the Solid Waste Division is responsible for removing dead animals from city roadways and curbs. On private property, dead animals cannot be picked up. To arrange for the removal of dead animals, call Customer Service at 864-467-4345.
More information may be found on the City of Greenville’s yard trash webpage.