NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - New rules for yard waste go into effect July 1 for the City of North Charleston. All small yard waste will now have to go into paper bags for curbside pickup. This change eliminates the use of plastic bags for small yard waste like leaves and grass clippings.
The city says larger yard waste, such as limbs and other brush can still be piled curbside for collection. Large yard waste eligible for collection includes logs, limbs, brush and stumps limited to four feet in length and six inches in diameter. The larger yard materials must be placed in separate piles from smaller, bagged yard waste.
The smaller yard waste bags will still be collected weekly on the same day as regular garbage pickup.
The City of North Charleston says the change is in support of the Charleston County composting program which banned the use of plastic bags containing yard waste at the Bees Ferry Compost Facility and other centers on November 1, 2011. The program is outlined here.