Garbage, Recycling, & Yard Debris

City of Aiken Recycling Collection

Beginning, January 9th, 2016, your recyclables will be collected on either a RED or BLUE week. To see which week your address falls in please visit our online Garbage & Recycling map.

For a printable week calendar visit Household recyclables are collected in 90 gallon City provided containers only. Please help us to provide efficient service for you by following these guidelines:

  • Have containers and/or items for pickup at the street by 7:00 a.m. the day of collection.
  • Put the container on the street with the handle toward the road.
  • Keep at least 3 feet of clearance between your container and any other item (bags, limbs, bulky items, mailboxes, cable boxes, or vehicles) including the green garbage container.
  • Remove containers from public view at the end of collection day.
  • No other recycling will be collected outside of your City container except for yard waste. If you experience an overflow please put the overflow in a bag and place it on top of the cart.
  • Please contact us immediately at 803-642-7613 if you should experience a problem with your service.

Electronics Recycling

The City of Aiken now offers electronics recycling. These items are picked up for a $25 service fee on the day of your regular pickup. Please call 803-642-7613 to schedule the pickup of any of these items.

Can Recycle

These items should be placed in your recycling roll cart:

  • Aluminum and steel cans.
  • Newspaper, magazines, inserts, catalogs, phone books, office paper, brown paper bags, pasteboard, such as cereal boxes (remove inner plastic), gift boxes and food boxes.
  • Glass bottles and jars, any color.
  • Plastics #1 & #2, such as milk jugs, bleach, detergent bottles and beverage containers.
  • Plastic caps.
  • Flatten all cardboard and rinse all containers.

Cannot Recycle

These items should be placed in your garbage roll cart:

  • Aerosol cans.
  • Light bulbs, plate glass, mirrors, ceramics, dishes or windowpanes.
  • Waxed cardboard and waxed frozen food boxes.
  • Plastic containers that have previously contained hazardous household waste, such as bug killer.
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic grocery bags.


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