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Pelican roll-out containers must be placed at curbside by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day.  Then, pelicans must be removed from curbside by 11:00 p.m. on your service day.

Free Blue Recycling Bins for Residential Service

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Solid waste and recycling will be collected as usual Monday - Thursday, the week of May 30-June 2, including on Memorial Day Monday.  Memorial Day is NOT a city holiday.

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Please do not bag your recyclables when placing them in the blue bin or green rollout container.  Using bags slows the sorting process! 

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From May 1 through Labor Day, dogs are allowed on the beach only before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m.  On the boardwalk from May 1 through Labor Day, dogs are allowed only in the mornings, from 5:00 to 10:00 a.m.  At all times when dogs are allowed in public, they must be on a leash of seven feet or shorter, and you must pick up and properly dispose of your pet's droppings. 

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Solid Waste Division


Collection schedules and zones


The city is divided into four collection zones to improve solid waste services for our residential customers.  With this schedule, one zone receives complete service each day, Monday through Thursday. All household garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulky junk are picked up on the same day each week.  Put yard waste in bags or other containers, but do not mix yard waste with household refuse.  The Solid Waste Division also operates a solid waste transfer station on Mr. Joe White Avenue.  For more information, call (843) 918-2160.  

WHICH ZONE AND DAY ARE MINE?  (Schedule may change on holidays)

Zone 1 = Monday...  Zone 1 begins at the southern end of Myrtle Beach and extends north to Third Avenue South and Highway 501. Zone 1 includes both sides of Third Avenue South.

Zone 2 = Tuesday...  Zone 2 begins north of Third Avenue South and extends to 38th Avenue North. It includes both sides of 38th Avenue North. Also included are Ramsey Acres, Stuart Square, Simmons Courtyard and Shell Cove. 

Zone 3 = Wednesday...  Zone 3 begins north of 38th Avenue North and extends to 62nd Avenue North and North Highland Way. Zone 3 includes both sides of 62nd Avenue North and North Highland Way, as well as Sancindy Lane.

Zone 4 = Thursday...  Zone 4 begins north of 62nd Avenue North and extends to the northern city limits. 

RECYCLING:  Blue Bins and Rollout Carts

Myrtle Beach provides free, reusable blue bins for recycling to its residential customers.  If you don't have a blue bin, call 843-918-2160 to request one.  Customers who recycle large quantities or who prefer the convenience of a rollout cart may purchase a 48 gallon recycling container for $50.  Again, call the Solid Waste Division at 918-2160 for details.

Do not separate or bag recyclables.  Simply place clean recycling materials into the blue bin or rollout cart, and then place the bin or cart on the curb on your regular collection day.  Sorting is accomplished at the Solid Waste Authority’s Material Recycling Facility.  Recyclable materials include aluminum, steel, tin and aerosol cans; glass jars and bottles of any color; plastic jugs, bottles and containers; cardboard and paperboard; newspapers, magazines and junk mail.  (Shredded paper should be placed in a clear plastic bag, then placed into the bin.  Otherwise, do not sort, separate or bag any items.)  Materials that cannot be accepted include sheet glass, mirrors, light bulbs, ceramic items and wax-coated boxes.  The blue bins are for recycling materials only. Non-recyclable items will be considered contamination and will cause the bins not to be emptied.


If you have too much bulky waste to wait for the weekly pick up, call 918-2160, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for a collection appointment.

BULKY JUNK ITEMS:  Furniture, appliances and miscellaneous items

Call 918-2160, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for a collection appointment.


For general information, new service requests, containers, complaints or special services, call 918-2160, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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