Green Waste

The City collects residential Green Waste (yard waste and debris) twice a month. Commercial properties are not allowed to place green waste at the curbside for collection. See the sidebar for information about your collection day, and see the map below to locate your collection zone (click image to view larger size).

Greenwaste pickup zone map


Always separate green waste into three piles: brush, grass clippings and leaves

Place piles at least 3 feet from other obstacles (mail boxes, utility poles, vehicles, etc.)


Block the sidewalk or street

Put debris in bicycle lanes

Put grass clippings in plastic garbage bags or mix with leaves or brush

No limbs longer than 6 feet in length or 6 inches in diameter

No tree stumps, dirt, land clearing debris or waste generated by a contractor


Who To Know

Greenwaste Pickup Schedule 

*Special Notice* 

Please note: As we move through leaf collection (which requires a majority of our staff), we will do our best to provide twice monthly service, but the volume of leaves and weather dictate that effort. Brush and limb piles will be collected on a rotation of around 4 to 5 weeks, so we ask for your patience and understanding as we begin collecting the nearly 5 million lbs. of leaves expected throughout the City this season.

Green Waste Schedule for the week of December 11

  • Monday- Complete Area 3 & start Area 4
  • Tuesday-Area 4
  • Wednesday-Area 5
  • Thursday-Area 5 & 6
  • Friday-Area 6 & 7

Collection Map



Please remember to separate brush and leaves.

Please refrain from parking on the street on your collection day.

Large Greenwaste Pickup Request

Please note that all large greenwaste pickups are limited to 30 cubic yards.

Where To Find Us

Public Works Building
801 Union Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302