Trash pickup in Myrtle Beach and other surrounding municipalities is often done through the city solid waste department. There are also a few independent waste removal companies that will haul your garbage or rent you a dumpster for large projects. Like everything else in the realm of public services, there are several ways to get rid of residential rubbish, and it depends on where you live as to how you do it.
First of all, let’s talk trash. How do you do it? Do you take out the garbage? You may be from up north. If you take out the trash, you probably have southern roots, and if you remove the rubbish to the dust bin, you’re most likely British. All three words are basically interchangeable, but as an Army Brat raised in the South, I was taught that garbage was food-based refuse and trash was dry items like paper and everything else.
Nevertheless, it all goes in the same bin except for items that can be recycled like glass and plastic bottles. See our recycling page for more information.
The City of Myrtle Beach Solid Waste Division (843-918-2160) handles curbside collection within the city limits. There are four collection zones and all household garbage, recycling, yard waste, and bulky junk are picked up on the same day each week. Call the office to find out what zone you’re in or to start your service. Click here for their website.
The North Myrtle Beach Public Works - Sanitation Division (843-280-5537) provides residential collection of household trash, recycling, and yard waste within the city of North Myrtle Beach. Roll-out carts are provided free of charge. Here too there are four collections zones and each zone is picked up on the same day each week. Call to order a bin and start your service. Click here for the NMB website.
The Town of Surfside Beach Public Works (843-913-6360) is responsible for trash pickup within the town limits. Call for service and information. Click here for their website.
Conway Solid Waste Division (843-248-1760) serves Conway residents with once a week pickup that includes trash, recyclables, and yard waste. Bins are provided, and roll-out carts are an additional charge. Their website is here.
If you live in the county, you have several options. You can haul your own trash and recycling to one of the many convenience centers around the county. You can also order curbside service through one of several companies.
Horry County Solid Waste Authority (843-347-1651) is responsible for disposing of all household waste in the county. Commonly called the dump, the sorting facility is located at 1886 Highway 90 just east of Conway. Everything comes here and it’s fascinating to see how they do it. They offer free tours of the Landfill, Material Recycling Facility, and Recycling & Convenience Center to individuals and groups every Monday through Friday.
The Store is a resale outlet of used items also operated by the Horry County Solid Waste Authority in partnership with the Horry County Council on Aging. It is located at 1874 Highway 90, Conway. You can donate your usable items, or shop for more. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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