Garbage, Recycling & Yard Debris
The City of Forest Acres collects garbage and yard debris once a week at each residence. Recycling is picked up twice per month. Please use the Address feature above to determine your collection days.
On the morning of your weekly garbage collection, your cart must be at the curb by 7:00 AM. Please remove your cart from the curb by 8:00 PM of your collection day. Garbage must be placed in roll carts with green lids.
On the morning of your twice-monthly recycling collection, your cart must be at the curb by 7:00 AM. Please remove your cart from the curb by 8:00 PM of your collection day. Recyclable materials must be placed in roll carts with blue lids and should not be bagged.
For more information on what can be disposed in your garbage and recycling bins, and what must be disposed in other ways, please use the Waste Wizard tool, above.
Special Needs Collection Service
The city provides special collection services for residents physically unable to access curbside service. Special needs collection services require a physician’s certification. Please call City Hall to apply for the service.
Holiday Schedule Pickup
Please note there is no garbage, recycling, or yard debris collected on certain City holidays (New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day). The City may also suspend garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection on other City-recognized holidays, at the discretion of the City Administrator and Director of Public Works. Please check the calendar above, our facebook page or our blog, or contact City Hall, for up-to-date information as to how schedules will be impacted by holidays.
The City of Forest Acres participates in the Richland Countywide Stormwater Consortium which supports the restoration and protection of healthy waterways in Richland County through outreach, stormwater education, public involvement, and partnerships with local governments, citizens, businesses, schools, and organizations. Visit the Consortium on Facebook.