FRANCHISE RESIDENTIAL WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE
information, contact your service provider, Southland Sanitation Inc. (803)
256-7276, the Solid Waste Management Office or visit the Solid Waste
Management link from the County of Lexington Web page at Http://WWW.LEX-CO.COM.
General Program Information & Responsibilities
Residents choosing to participate in Lexington County’s Franchise Solid
Waste Collection Service will receive curbside pick up of household garbage,
recyclable items and yard trash.
A private service company provides this
collection service for the residence. For an additional fee, limited
backyard pickup of household garbage is available.
service provider will mail billing statements directly to the customer.
Providers are not responsible for lost or misplaced billing statements, and
customers should understand that payment is necessary for continued service.
Payment is due to the service provider at the beginning of each quarter
(Jul, Oct, Jan, Apr). If a customer fails to pay for collection service, or
does not comply with the customer responsibilities as specified in the
County’s Franchise Agreement, the contractor will not be required to provide
collection service to that customer.
Resumption of discontinued service may require a re-instatement fee.
Household garbage, yard trash and recyclable items will be picked up
separately. These items should be picked up between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
on their scheduled collection day.
containers are available from the service provider for a nominal cost but
other suitable containers can be used. Recycled items may be co-mingled
except that glass bottles and jars should be separated from other
recyclables. The following items may be recycled:
Plastics #1 through #7,
Newspaper, magazines, cardboard,
Aluminum cans, clean metal cans,
Clean glass bottles and jars (green, brown, or clear only - no
broken glass, no mirrors, no plate glass, no dishes or china).
Items NOT accepted
by your collection service provider include:
Industrial and commercial waste, hazardous materials,
construction materials (other than incidental materials generated from
normal household upkeep by the occupant), dirt, rocks, bricks, concrete
blocks, refuse from commercial tree cutters and other commercial activity,
debris exceeding four inches in diameter or four feet in length,
dead animals, tires, batteries, vehicle parts, used oil, oil filters, liquid
paint and other products considered to be petroleum, oil or lubricant
related. Items not collectable by your service provider may be accepted at
one of the County Collection Stations or the County Landfill. Call 755-3325
for additional information.
For back yard service, fence gate(s) must be
unlocked and pets must be secured by a leash or other barrier separating
them from the container(s). Containers must be easily visible and readily
accessible for collection.
Commercial businesses or individuals providing any paid service at a
residence are responsible for the storage, collection and disposal of waste
generated by their business activities.
collections will be made on New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving
Day or Christmas Day.
Collections normally scheduled for these holidays will occur on the day
after the holiday, and collections on each successive day during that week
will occur on the day after the usual collection day.
Basic Service Provider
in writing a general announcement of collection and rate schedules, timely &
accurate billing, and information defining solid waste and recycling
guidelines. Additional information should be provided as necessary.
one 90 gallon or larger roll-cart container per residence for household
garbage disposal. (Roll carts remain the property of the service provider -
if for any reason the customer is no longer participating in this Waste
Collection program, the service provider will pick up this roll cart.)
Customers may purchase a container for curbside recyclables collection from
aside one (1) week each month during which household furnishings,
appliances, and other large items, if placed at the curbside by the
customer, shall be removed by the Contractor.
Contractor and the customer shall enter into a separate agreement for this
service and the fee shall be in addition to normal collection costs. (Air
conditioners and refrigeration units cannot be collected.)
a maximum of 25 containers, bags and/or bundles of waste within one week.
collection containers to the area from which they were collected. Containers
will be placed upright with lids on the container. Gates used for access to
back yard pickups will be properly closed.
Appropriately respond to any complaint of missed service within 24 hours of
the receipt of the complaint.
certain all containers are accessible for pick up. Place appropriate
containers at the curbside of the nearest roadway no later than 7:00 a.m. on
the day of collection. Containers should be removed from curbside no later
than 7:30 pm collection day.
Use the roll cart
container provided by the contractor for household garbage only.
(Do not put yard trash in the roll cart - recycling placed in the roll cart
will be disposed of as household waste.) Place excess household garbage in
secured containers and/or plastic bags. Yard waste shall be properly canned,
bundled or bagged. Cans or other containers used to dispose of yard trash or
recycling must be clearly and easily identified for that purpose. The total
number of cans/bundles/bags shall not exceed 25 per week.
only refuse that originates from the residence for which this service is
provided into containers for pick up. Do not mix household garbage and yard
the service provider to report a missed pickup or other complaint within 48
hours of the occurrence of the missed pickup or other complaint.
up any strewn refuse resulting from broken bags, garbage not properly
prepared for collection, and/or any other causes, except contractor