Trash/Recycling Services


Collection

The Town of Bluffton contracts with Waste Management to provide recycling and trash pick-up service for residents within town limits. The current contract with Waste Management has been extended through 2020. The Town and Waste Management are committed to improving and providing the best customer service for our residents. We have made tremendous growth with this partnership and are looking to utilize new technology to provide real-time service tracking, social media updates, and citizen notifications regarding unforeseen service interruptions and/or schedule changes. Waste Management is committed to make their operations better through the construction of a new state of the art facility located in Hardeeville, South Carolina in 2019 and through the purchase of new trucks utilizing natural gas which will reduce the impact on the environment.

Contact Information

For all household trash and recycling service related needs and general questions, please contact Waste Management's state of the art customer service center.  Contacting Waste Management directly will ensure that your issues and questions are handled with speed and accuracy.  You can contact them via phone, email or online.  They are open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone:   888-964-9730
Email:    southatlantic-cs@wm.com
Online:  www.wm.com

The Town is committed to providing the best customer service for its residents. Should you experience any problems with Waste Management, please contact the Town at the following:
Phone: 843-706-4500
Email: recycling@townofbluffton.com

Resident Information

All containers should be placed curbside the night before scheduled pickup days to avoid your container being missed. Approved containers are the 90 gallon waste management trash cart; the 18 gallon waste management recycle bin, and black plastic trash bags designed to store and enclose solid waste with sufficient wall strength to maintain physical integrity when lifted by the top. Total weight of a bag with contents shall not exceed forty (40) pounds. Plastic trash bags need to be placed next to the trash cart at the curb.

Pick-up Schedule

Please refer to the pick-up schedules for trash and recycling as they may not be on the same day.

The following holidays are observed by Waste Management and will cause the pick-up schedule to move back by one day for the balance of the week that the holiday falls in. These holidays are: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

How recycling works - single stream


Trash/Recycling Services FAQs

The Town provides single-stream recycling collection, meaning all recyclables are placed in the recycle bin with no sorting. Recyclable materials are: Newspaper, magazines, and related fibrous products and cardboard that has been broken down to fit within the recycling container; glass containers (clear, brown, green); aluminum and steel cans; and plastic containers (#’s 1-7). The recycle logo and number is usually located on the bottom of the container. All recyclables need to be inside the 18 gallon container, anything else will not be taken. NON RECYCLABLE ITEMS: Plastic bags are not recyclable. PLEASE NO PLASTIC BAGS! Plastic bottle caps are not recyclable please remove them from all bottles.

Refer to pick up schedules for Trash and recycling as they may not be on the same day. The following holidays are observed by Waste Management and will cause the pickup schedule to move back by one day for the balance of the week that the holiday falls in. Those holidays are: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. See the following link for the pickup schedule.

For all household trash and recycling service related needs and general questions, please contact Waste Management's state of the art customer service center.  Contacting Waste Management directly will ensure that your issues and questions are handled with speed and accuracy.  You can contact them via phone, email or online.  They are open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone:   888-964-9730
Email:    southatlantic-cs@wm.com
Online:  www.wm.com

For all household trash and recycling service related needs and general questions, please contact Waste Management's state of the art customer service center.  Contacting Waste Management directly will ensure that your issues and questions are handled with speed and accuracy.  You can contact them via phone, email or online.  They are open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone:   888-964-9730
Email:    southatlantic-cs@wm.com
Online:  www.wm.com

The town does not pick up large or bulk items. Large or bulk Items that cannot fit in the town provided containers may be dropped off at one of several Beaufort County Convenience Centers free of charge.

Trash and recyclables can be dropped off at any one of several Beaufort County Convenience Centers.

See the following link for County sponsored drop off events.

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