City of Columbia Solid Waste Division to offer expedited collection services during the months of May, June and July

April 26, 2023


The City of Columbia Solid Waste Division is offering expedited collection services for move out piles during the months of May, June and July.

Residents can call the Solid Waste main office at 803-545-3800 to report a pile for collection. Solid Waste will collect the pile on the same day. Items in these piles can include:

  • Clothing
  • Dishes, kitchen tools, and utensils
  • Furniture
  • Bedding
  • Storage bins
  • Artwork or wall hangings
  • Mops, brooms, or other cleaning tools
  • Bulky plastics (i.e. coolers, buckets, or bathroom garbage pails)

Residents are first and foremost encouraged to rethink their waste. Before tossing items to the curb, assess the quality of the items. Items listed above that are in good condition can have a new life and stay out of the landfill by donating these to a local nonprofit in need.

*This is for residential homes only. Students and residents living in apartment complexes are encouraged to donate unwanted items.