Leaf Season is Officially Here

Thursday, November 2, 2023

We have reached the time of year, leaf season, where the combination of increased yard debris volume and shortened daylight hours have made it impossible for the normal schedule to be maintained. We ask for our citizens to be patient with us as we work through leaf season. We will be working beyond our normal schedule to provide the best service possible. Leaf season is unpredictable and the length and timing vary year to year. We will provide an additional announcement when leaf season is over and we are back on the regular schedule.

We have a GIS tool so that you can monitor the progress of our residential yard trash pickup. You can visit the following website,, to see where we are currently working, when we were last in your neighborhood, and to get a better idea of when we will be back in your neighborhood. This map will be updated by 10 AM, Monday – Thursday.

Residential yard trash is defined as the collection of vegetative materials from residential property. This type of trash may include, but is not limited to, trimmings, tree branches, pine straw, leaves, and grass clippings. These items, created through normal and routine residential property maintenance, may be put out for pickup.

  • It shall be unlawful to place yard trash on, or within three feet of, the water meter, fire hydrant, or any other obstacle.
  • Yard trash piles are limited to one pile per property.
  • Yard trash piles cannot be placed under utility lines or tree limbs with less than twenty feet of overhead clearance.
  • The maximum length of a yard trash pile is twelve feet.
  • During leaf season yard trash piles, consisting of predominately leaves, may exceed the twelve-foot maximum length.
  • The Public Services Director, or his department designee, will determine when leaf season begins and ends each year.
  • All limbs or other vegetative debris must be cut in lengths of six feet or less.

Please contact the Public Services Department at 803-642-7613 with any questions. Also, please be aware that at times the volume of leaves will make it impossible for us to maintain the normal pickup schedule. That said, we will do our best to work efficiently and provide our citizens with quality service.

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General Information

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address
P.O Box 1177
Aiken, SC 29802

Physical Address
111 Chesterfield St. S
Aiken, SC 29801