Effective Monday, May 11th, city buildings will reopen with limited access and safety guidelines in place. See COVID-19 Update for more information.
For the safety of workers and overall sanitation, COVID-19 precautions are being extended to the recycling and curbside trash collection in the City of Travelers Rest. ACE Environmental of South Carolina, LLC., the City’s contractor for curbside trash collection, is practicing social distancing by reducing its crew sizes in an effort to continue its operations throughout the crisis.
For curbside collection beginning immediately:
Residents should be aware that crews’ first priority will be clearing garbage and limiting workers’ exposure to loose materials. Properly bagging and limiting the number of garbage workers must touch will help protect their health and preserve the ongoing collection.
These measures will be in effect until further notice. Thank you for your assistance and patience as we work to maintain regular services during this time.
Request a Roll Cart
City-approved trash receptacles will be delivered to residents from ACE Environmental, the contractor for residential trash, recycling and brush collection. Once your bin has been ordered, it will be delivered to your address within 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays. To start or stop your service, order a trash bin or get more information regarding trash and recycling pickup please contact ACE Environmental at 864.877.0505.
2020 Holiday Pickup Schedule
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Regular Wednesday Pickup
Washington’s Birthday Regular Wednesday Pickup
Memorial Day Thursday Pickup
Independence Day Regular Wednesday Pickup
Labor Day Thursday Pickup
Veterans Day Regular Wednesday Pickup
Thanksgiving Regular Wednesday Pickup
Christmas Regular Wednesday Pickup
If the holiday is observed on a weekend, no changes will occur to residential pickup.
Roll carts should be placed by the curb no more than twenty-four hours prior to collection time and must be removed within twenty-four hours after collection time.
Set carts out by 6:30 am and remove them from the street within 24 hours
Place wheeled cart at least five feet away from other carts, mailboxes, fire hydrants, parked cars, low hanging trees, or utility poles so trucks can easily access the cart
Place trash and recycle carts with the wheels and handles toward the curb. Trash and recycle carts should be placed in the street and close to the curb
Do not place hot ashes or coals into the cart
Place all trash in tied, plastic bags
Do not place hazardous waste in your trash or recycle cart
Do not put medications in the trash. See Disposal of Pharmaceuticals for more information
Do not put construction or demolition waste into the cart
Do not dispose of paint or waste containing free liquids
Order a Recycling Bin
The City of Travelers Rest provides recycling bins to residents within city limits. To request a recycling bin contact the city at 864.834.8740
Please note: Glass is NO LONGER collected as a recyclable material
Curbside recycling of aluminum, plastic and paper products is available on a weekly basis to all residents who receive trash service. Acceptable recycling items are mixed paper, cardboard, paperboard, aluminum, steel, and plastic. We are not able to accept glass at this time.
Doing our part to conserve
There are so many reasons why recycling is important. Here are just a few:
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.
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.