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What to do with fall waste in Greenville, SC

We put together a list of where and how to dispose of fall waste so you don’t have to.


It’s time to gourd. | Photo by 6AMcity

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In the spirit of end-of-the-year yard cleaning, we’re giving you some pro tips + tricks on what to do with your yard waste.

🍂 Accepted yard waste items

The following items are accepted by the City of Greenville Solid Waste. Do not bag your yard waste. Instead, place in a loose pile at your curb for collection every week.

  • Limbs
  • Branches
  • Trimmings
  • Sticks

🍂 Leaf collection

Greenville Waste Collection offers weekly leaf and lawn clipping collections. Like yard waste items, do not bag your leaves and clippings. Form a pile on your curb so the collection crew can properly take your waste.

🎃 Compost

Give your jack-o-lantern a second life. Greenville County put together a list of compostable items + the benefits of composting. Pro tip: If you decide to trash your pumpkin, put your pumpkin in your green waste container, not on the curb.

🎃 Feed the birds

Provide the chickadees and cardinals with their own holiday feast and turn your pumpkin into a birdfeeder. Cut the pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds, and fill with birdseed. Tie two lengths of twine around the bottom to hang in your backyard.

🎃 Make a snack

If your pumpkin hasn’t spoiled, you can use it to make bread, soup, pies, or other desserts. Food Network has plenty of pumpkin recipes for you to try + who doesn’t love a fall-themed dish?