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Contact Information

Jason Sikes
Superintendent of Sanitation Services


Customer Service  803-441-4240

Normal Business Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

For your convenience, the City offers a recycling drop off center located at 61 Claypit Road in front of the recycling facility.

Recycling Material Recovery

In 1993, with the opening of the Material Recovery Facility, the City has used automated co-collection recycling often referred to as the "Blue Bag Recycling Program". This type of collection has proven to be the most user-friendliest method compared to other programs. Residents simply place recyclables into blue bags which the City provides. When the bag is full, residents tie it shut and place the bag into their roll-cart for collection.

The City of North Augusta encourages all residents to help our environment by participating in the recycling program. To participate or request additional blue bags please fill out an online service request form.

Blue Bags


To participate or request additional blue bags please fill out an online service request form

Please place the items listed below in your blue bags. Non-recyclables should be placed in separate garbage bags.

Paper Products

  • Cardboard - (Please place large pieces of cardboard next to your roll-cart.)
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper & Inserts
  • Telephone Books
  • White & Sorted Office Paper

Plastics (with a # 1 or 2 recycling symbol on the bottom)

  • Beverage Bottles
  • Detergent & Milk Jugs


  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel Cans


  • Bottles  
  • Mixed Glass (Non Ceramic Material)


Backyard Composting


To encourage backyard composting, the City is selling compost bins at a discounted price of $55 each. In comparison, retail compost bins can cost upwards of $100. Each bin comes with detailed instructions on installation and what can/can’t be composted and how to properly maintain the compost and the bin.

Compost Bins may be purchased by calling 803-441-4240. 

Backyard Composting

Backyard composting compliments North Augusta’s blue bag recycling program, and is a great way to reduce your household waste. Did you know grass, leaves, and other wastes from lawns and backyard gardens account for an estimated 18% of the annual municipal waste stream.

What is Composting?

Composting is simply a combination of yard debris (like grass clippings and fallen leaves) and kitchen scraps (such as fruit and vegetable spoils), separated from the waste stream and placed into a composting bin for decomposition. Through composting, you can experience the benefits of this rich soil additive giving you healthier and greener lawns and gardens.

Compost is produced from some of the waste listed below.

  • Bread Products
  • Cereal
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Egg Shells
  • Fruit Scraps
  • Grass Clippings
  • Leaves
  • Lint
  • Nut Shells
  • Sawdust
  • Shredded Junk Mail
  • Tea Bags


 Do not place electronics in your roll cart.

Did you know residents are required to recycle electronics. In July 2011 South Carolina Legislation passed a law making it illegal for residents to place or discard electronics into a solid waste stream.

Please note that due to the cost to recycle certain electronic a fee of $25.00 will be added to your utility bill per Television, Computer Monitor and Printer.

There is no charge to dispose of vacuums, toasters, stereos, computers and other similar devises.

Hazardous Waste

 Do not put hazardous waste in your garbage bin.

The City of North Augusta holds an annual Hazardous Waste Collections Day each year for North Augusta residents. Please do not discard any of the items listed below (but not limited to) in your roll-cart or placed curbside for collection. The items are considered hazardous and may be harmful to the workers collecting your garbage. 

  • Batteries
  • Car Fluids: Antifreeze, Brake, Engine Degreaser, Transmission
  • Car Tires
  • Chemicals: Cleaners, Glues, Removers, Swimming Pool
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Mercury Items: Thermometers, Thermostats
  • Paints
  • Poisons: Insecticides, Pesticides, Weed Killers
  • Propane Cylinders
  • Waste Fluids: Gasoline, Kerosene, Motor Oil