Waste Collection & Recycling

Greater Greenville Sanitation services Travelers Rest residents within city limits. Trash, recycling, and green waste are collected once a week. If a holiday falls Monday through Thursday then the collection will occur on the day after your regular service day.

If you would like to start trash collection and recycling services please complete the service request form and email it to [email protected].

Find your pickup dates by reviewing the Zone Map links below to find your street.



– Monday: Garbage/Bulk/Recycling
– Wednesday: Yard/Green Debris
– Tuesday: Garbage/Bulk/Recycling
– Thursday: Yard/Green Debris

New Customers
If your home or business is located within City limits you can request service by completing the Service Request Form and emailing it to [email protected].

Garbage Collection Guidelines:

  • Place containers at least 3 feet away from other carts at the curb
  • Cart handle should face the house with the container lid completely closed
  • Only Greater Greenville Sanitation (GGS) garbage carts will be serviced. Private containers not designed to be collected by GGS equipment will not be serviced
  • Carts requiring repair or replacement due to normal wear and tear will be made available at no extra charge
  • Lost or stolen containers will be replaced for a one-time $60 fee. Contact GGS customer service to request a cart. (contact information below)

Curbside Recycling

 Through a partnership with Greater Greenville Sanitation and grant funds from SCDHEC, the City of Travelers Rest has a new recycling program. Beginning Wednesday, March 17:

  • All existing city residents currently recycling will receive a BLUE 96 – gallon Roll Cart
  • You may begin using your blue roll cart for recycling as soon as you receive it
  • Your recycle pick up day will be the same day as your trash pick-up day
  • If you plan to recycle you must use the roll cart
  • You may keep your old recycling bin, however ONLY the BLUE Recycle Roll Cart will be serviced

Order a Recycling Roll Cart
If you are currently recycling using the black bins you will automatically receive a blue roll cart and your recycling service will continue.

Begin Recycling Services: If you would like to begin recycling pickup services, you may request a 96 gal recycling roll cart by completing the Service Request Form and check the recycling box. Email the completed form to [email protected].

Optout of Recycling Services: If you would like to opt-out of recycling pickup services, please complete the Service Request Form and check the “Opt out of Services” box. Email the completed form to [email protected].

Recycling Collection Guidelines:

  • Recyclable items should be placed loose and only in the container provided
  • Do not bag recyclables
  • Flatten cardboard to allow for more space in the container

Acceptable Items:

  • Paper products
  • Cardboard
  • Metal including aluminum, soda cans, steel cans
  • Plastics 1 & 2: Soda bottles, laundry detergent, water bottles

Items Not Accepted:

  • Glass, ceramics, mirrors
  • Clothing, footwear
  • Snack and candy wrappers
  • Styrofoam, plastic cups, plastic bags
  • Batteries, extension cords, lights

Doing our part to conserve

There are so many reasons why recycling is important. Here are just a few:

  • Saves energy, prevents pollution and saves virgin materials used in the manufacturing process
  • Decreases emissions of greenhouse gases
  • Conserves natural resources
  • Reduces the need for landfilling and incineration
  • Sustains the environment for future generations

Recycling Drop Off Sites

You'll find a recycling drop off site located at 148 Walnut Ln, Travelers Rest, SC 29690 in the parking lot next to the Bilo Grocery Store. To learn more about recycling in Greenville County and get helpful tips, visit the Greenville County recycling tips link.


Residential Waste & Recycling Centers

Have more trash to get rid of? Greenville County provides seven Residential Waste and Recycling Centers which are located throughout the county to provide convenient self-disposal drop off stations for the County's residents. One of those locations is close by! Echo Valley Residential Waste and Recycling Center, 3705 Geer Highway, Marietta 29690.


Persons with Disabilities

Persons with disabilities must complete a “Special Service Form” filled out and signed by their physician to be approved for special service collection. Please contact GGS Customer Service for more information.

Greater Greenville Customer Service: Monday – Thursday 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 864.371.6142
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 864.232.7967
Web: www.ggsc.gov

Holiday Schedule:

Collection will occur on the next day following the holiday depending on the day of the week that the holiday occurs. For example, if a holiday falls on a Monday collection will occur on Tuesday. If a holiday occurs on a weekend collection schedule will not be affected.

Greater Greenville Sanitation observes the following holidays:

– New Year’s Day
– Martin Luther King Jr. Day
– Memorial Day
– Independence Day
– Labor Day
– Thanksgiving Day
– Christmas Day