City of Simpsonville

Public Works

NEWS/ALERTS


As of September 1, 2016, ACE Environmental will begin collecting garbage, recycling, yardwaste and junk under contract by the City.  City employees will no longer be collecting these items.  To view the Startup Package by ACE, click HERE.


FAQ'S concerning contracted Sanitation Services:


Q: When will Ace Environmental begin collecting my garbage, recycling, and yardwaste?

A: Ace will begin collecting these materials on September 1, 2016.

Q Will I have to begin paying for garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection?

A: No.  

Q: Where will I request a new garbage or recycle roll cart?

A: You will make your request for a new roll cart at City Hall.  Ace will deliver the cart to you.

Q: Can I take my roll cart(s) with me when I move?

A: Carts that are delivered after July 1, 2016 will belong to Ace. If you have any of these carts,    

     you will need to inform Ace before you move so they can make arrangements to pick the

    cart(s) up.

Q: Will the day my garbage, recycling, and yardwaste is collected change?

A: In some cases it will.  Ace will be collecting these materials only on Thursdays and Fridays.  

     You will be notified by Ace prior to September 1, 2016 when you collection day will be.

Q: Will leaves, grass, and brush still be collected?

A: Yes; however,  leaves and grass will have to be bagged.  All brush, including limbs, will need to be tied and bundled.

Q  Why should I bag leaves and grass?

A: Bagging leaves and grass helps our community in several ways:

  • Leaves and grass will no longer wash down storm drains, clogging them
  • Leaves will no longer blow to neighboring properties from piles along the street
  • Bags will be more uniform and orderly, no eyesores or smell from decaying grass and leaves
  • Bags can more quickly be collected by sanitation workers on a weekly basis

Q: Why should I bundle brush?

  • Bundled brush will be more uniform and orderly, not sprawled all along the street
  • Bundled brush will be more quickly collected by sanitation workers and loaded in a garbage type truck
  • Yards will no longer be dug up by the claws on brush grabber trucks
  • Sanitation workers will be less prone to injury to eyes, bee stings, snake bites, etc,.

Q: How do I bundle brush?

A:  The best way to bundle brush is:

  • Cut about 10' length of 10 ply twisted cotton string or twine (best) and place it on ground
  • Stack pile of brush on string (no more than 5' long x 24" diameter)
  • Pull string up and over pile
  • Securely tie

Q: When will yard waste be collected?

A: Yard waste will be collected weekly.

Q: Will there be a limit on how much yard waste is collected weekly?

A: Yes, yard waste will be limited to 2 cubic yards (about 1 pickup truck load) per week. This will        ensure every residence is served each week.

Q: Will Ace collect yard waste generated by contracted service providers like lawn service

     companies?

A: No, the contractor must dispose of these materials at the public landfill.

Q: Will Ace collect building materials, tires, and/or electronics?

A: No.  These items will need to be taken to a county recycling convenience center such as the

     one on Hipps Road off Harrison Bridge Road below Target or the Twin Chimneys landfill.

Q: Will Ace collect appliances, furniture, and other large bulk items?

A: Yes, large bulk items such as sofas and washers/dryers, will be limited to one item collected

     per week if less than 50#.  Other bulk item collection must be scheduled with Ace.  In some          cases, Ace will not collect refrigerators and gas appliances.  Call Ace if you have any of these

     items to dispose of before placing them curbside.

Q: What about holiday collection.

A: Ace will not collect this Labor Day nor Thanksgiving Day. All collections will be a day later,

     including on Saturday.


As of March 1, 2016, the City will no longer be recycling glass. Please place glass in your garbage not your recycling carts.  Ace will not collect glass when they begin service.


Map of new collection routes, clickHERE


Holiday Closings: (see Holiday Collection Schedule tab for garbage collection holiday schedule)

Good Friday - April 14

Memorial Day - May 29

Independence Day - July 4

Labor Day - September 4

Veteran's Day - November 10

Thanksgiving Day - November 24

Friday after Thanksgiving Day - November 25

Christmas Eve - Closed on December 25

Christmas Day - Closed on December 26

New Year's Day - Closed on January 1

Martin Luther King Birthday - January 16


Hazard Mitigation Plan 



FEMA requires all States, Counties and Municipalities to have a Hazard Mitigation Plan in place in order to receive pre-disaster and post disaster funds.  These funds help mitigate damage to life and property at the time of a natural disaster.  Click the buttons above to view a copy of the plan.  


Projects:


  1. The Woodside Mills sidewalk improvement project is awaiting DHEC approval to construct.  After approval, the project will be bid to contractors. Construction to begin in 2017.

     

Sewer Rehab Program:

          

    ​    The sewer rehab program will resume the week of March 13, 2017.


1. Sewer cleaning will take place in Forest Park beginning March 13th. in preparation of lining sewer pipe to seal out water intrusion.


2. Sewer cleaning will then move to the Poinsettia area.