The City of Pickens Streets & Sanitation Department is responsible for Solid Waste Collection for all residential and commercial account in the City limits. See the link below for a list of items that the City will pick up curb side. 

Collection Schedule:

Monday - Residential Trash / Commercial Trash

Tuesday - Residential Trash/ Business Cardboard

Wednesday - Residential Trash / Commercial Trash

Friday - Commercial Trash


Recycling Program Ended January 25, 2024

The City of Pickens ended its recycling program on January 25. The City is no longer picking up recycled items, so please do not place these items at the curb as these items will not be picked up.

Previously, recycling at the landfill was paused due to the pandemic, and upon resuming, operated with restrictions. Only plastics labeled 1 or 2 (like bottles and jugs, excluding caps) were accepted on Wednesdays. While corrugated cardboard and aluminum were still accepted, all recyclables needed to be separated. These limitations led to similar discontinuations in other municipalities.
This change allows our public works team to focus on different services, including limb and brush collection. Residents wishing to recycle may still bring their recyclable items to the landfill.
Read more about the Pickens County Recycling Program here ==>


Sanitation Collection Cost and Eligible Pick Up Items

Trash, Recycling, Brush, and Leaves Pick Up Schedule

Schedule for Residential Trash Collection--by Street

Outside City Limits Sanitation Collection Application


When it's time to dispose of a vehicle, consider a recycling service for a good cause such as "Wheels for Wishes".  For more information, Click Here