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March 5, 2016

City of Columbia Solid Waste Pickup Schedule
The City picks up household garbage from the green roll carts every Thursday. Recycling from the blue roll carts is picked up on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Roll carts are to be placed at curbside no later than 8am on the day of the collection and removed no later than 7:30pm on the day of collection.

Yard trimmings are picked up on Fridays. Loose or bagged leaves, branches (less than 6ft in length) and grass clippings are picked up. Bricks, concrete, other building materials are not accepted. City Ordinance requires homeowners to separate yard trimmings from other debris, such as broken lawn equipment, old furniture or other bulk items. Vegetation is diverted to the composting operation. The compost is available to citizens and can be picked up at the facility located off Shop Road on Humane Lane before the Animal Shelter.

Pet waste in plastic bags should not be placed in yard debris, but should be placed in the green household waste roll cart or otherwise properly disposed of.

For more information on the city's Solid Waste & Recycling program, see The site lists and describes the types of items that can be recycled. It also has a Waste Wizard which allows you to enter a street address and see the schedule at that location, and will also show pick up dates that are rescheduled due to a holiday or other special circumstance.

The city has provided an app for Apple devices at, and for Android at You can get garbage and recycling schedules and reminders, and view your garbage and recycling schedule and receive collection notifications all from within this app.

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association

USC W. Gordon Belser Arboretum
The Belser Arboretum has made major changes in staffing, programs offered, and scheduling of all visitation and volunteering events. The Sunday open houses have been eliminated for the indefinite future.

Neighborhood Crime Watch
Our neighborhood patrol officer is MPO Kevin Schmidt, 803-315-9143,

If you have experienced a crime perpetrated against you or your property, report it immediately to the police by calling 911. To report suspicious activity, call 911 or the non-emergency number 252-2911 or MPO Kevin Schmidt.

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association General Meeting
The next general meeting of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10 at the Sherwood Forest Presbyterian Church on the corner of Wilmot Avenue and Beltline Boulevard.

Come mingle over refreshments starting at 6pm. The general meeting will be from 6:30-8pm.

Join the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association
Dues are only $20 and are due in January. Pay your dues online or mail a check to Henry Nechemias, 4 Robin Hood Ct., Columbia, SC 29205 and you will be paid up for 2016!

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