Garbage, Recycling and Yard debris:
Garbage, recycling and yard debris are collected once per week at each residence.
Residential garbage must be placed inside of the roll cart provided by the city, and placed at the curbside no later than 7:00 am on your respective day of collection.
Please DO NOT place the roll cart at the curbside except on the day of collection. Roll carts must be removed from the curb by 8:00 pm on the day of collection.
Please DO NOT place anything in the roll cart except for household garbage, especially No paints, chemicals, motor oil, etc.
Please DO NOT use the roll cart for anything other than disposal of household garbage.
Each resident is provided one recycling bin by the city.
The following items are currently collected for curbside recycling by the city:
- Please deposit only cleaned food containers. FOOD RESIDUE IN RECYLED MATERIALS WILL CAUSE THE ENTIRE BIN TO BE REJECTED FOR COLLECTION.
- Plastics such as milk jugs, soda bottles, and cooking oil bottles but only recycle codes #1-7 AND bottle shaped where the neck is smaller than the body! (No egg cartons, plastic bags, butter tubs or other food containers that are not bottle shaped)
- Glass (clear, green or brown) in bottle shapes only such as beverage and food containers. (No light bulbs, dishes, or window pane type glass)
- Newspaper and magazines
- Aluminum and tin, such as soda and vegetable cans
The following items are NOT currently collected for curbside recycling by the city:
Residential yard debris such as leaves, pine straw, grass clippings, trimmings from shrubs, and trees may be bagged or placed at the roadside in loose piles. Tree limbs must not exceed 6 feet in length or 8 inches in diameter.
By city ordinance, please be aware that the City of Forest Acres does not remove debris generated by commercial tree cutters, tree surgeons, or landscapers or construction debris generated by remodeling or repairs. The contractor or resident is responsible for such disposal at an approved county landfill.
Burning of any trash is prohibited in the city limits.
Household appliances and electronics are collected by the city each Friday by residents requesting a pick up no later than the preceding Thursday. Recyclable household electronics include computers and computer accessories (keyboards, monitors, printers, scanners) consoles, televisions (40” or smaller – no consoles TV’s, No console stereos), VCRs, DVD players, power tools, radios, fax machines, and other small appliances, microwave ovens, telephones (land and cell), pagers and answering machines
Recyclable appliances include scrap metal‐stoves, washers, dryers, bicycles, metal door frames, metal chairs, metal shelves, metal file cabinets, lawn mowers (must be free of gas and oil).
Appliances and Electronics may be taken by a resident directly to the Richland County C & D Landfill, 1070 Caughman Road North; located off Hwy. 215 N. (Monticello Rd.).
The city will provide special collection services to the rear of the house for garbage and recycling if the resident is physically unable to access curbside service. A physician must certify the resident’s need for special services. Please call City Hall to make arrangement for this service if you believe you are eligible.
The sanitation and streets departments usually only observe New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If a day of collection early in the week falls on one of these holidays, each missed day of collection will be made up the following day. For instance, Martin Luther King Day is observed every third Monday in January. That week Monday’s collection will be Tuesday; Tuesday’s collection will be Wednesday. The remaining routes on Thursday and Friday will be collected as scheduled. If the holiday falls on a Thursday, collection will usually be on Wednesday, if it falls on or Friday, and then collection is Thursday.
The City of Forest Acres is a part of the Richland Countywide Stormwater Corsortium. To learn more about the Consortium, click here or visit the Consortium's facebook page.
Revised August 24, 2011