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Columbia ramps up trash collection services as college move-out season arrives

Columbia, South Carolina – The City of Columbia’s Solid Waste Division is stepping up efforts to handle the yearly spike in trash and bulk item collection as college students pack up and move out of their rental homes at the end of the academic year. The city will provide accelerated collection services from May 1 through July 31, 2024, to effectively handle the flood of unwanted furniture, bedding, kitchenware, and other home goods that frequently clog curbsides during the move-out season.

Building on the success of the previous year’s effort, the Solid Waste Division wants to provide citizens quick and easy trash removal during these busy months while also beautifying the city. Through a 24- to 48-hour window of time for the removal of large objects, officials want to reduce the visual clutter and environmental damage that piles of abandoned goods leave behind.

Residents are urged to report any move-out mounds that are ready for pickup to the Solid Waste Division at 803-545-3800. Items accepted include, but are not limited to, clothes, dishes, cutlery, furniture, bedding, cleaning supplies, and large plastics like garbage cans and coolers.

The city does, however, also caution citizens to consider carefully before tossing anything out. People can contribute to reduce trash by reevaluating the quality of their unwanted things. It is advised of locals to donate to needy local charities rather than throwing away still-usable things. Along with helping others in the neighborhood, this little deed keeps perfectly good items out of the landfill.

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Residents may have a big influence, the Solid Waste Division stresses, if they think about other options to disposal and get in touch as soon as collection is required. Even during the hectic move-out season, Columbia can cooperate to create a cleaner, more sustainable city.

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