Yard Debris Collection

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville Street Department provides yard debris collection services to town residents and businesses inside our corporate limits. To serve our citizens as efficiently as possible, please read through this page for tips and recommendations.


Collection Routes

Collection routes typically run every 7 to 10 business days, except during leaf season (November - February) or in the case of extreme weather conditions that increase the amount of debris in Town. Collection of yard debris begins at 7:00am (Monday - Friday) and all yard debris must be placed at the curb before 7:00am for collection.


Leaves and Trimmings

Grass, leaves, and small hedge trimmings should be bagged for collection. Debris should be placed in lawn and leaf bags with a capacity of no more than 35 gallons. Bagged yard waste will be given priority over un-bagged yard waste. For un-bagged leaves and trimmings, our Street Department uses pitch forks, shovels, and/or a loader-backhoe to scoop piles. A small amount of debris could remain after collection. We encourage all citizens to bag leaves and trimmings to ensure timely collection and no debris left behind.

Bagged yard debris must be kept separate from other trash and placed at the resident's or business' front property line. Un-bagged leaves can also be placed at the front property line in one pile for collection, but must be separate from other types of yard debris. Bagged or un-bagged yard debris is not to be placed in or on any storm drain, gutter, street, sidewalk, or water meter.

The Town will not collect landscaping materials such as railroad ties, bricks, rocks, concrete, dirt or other landscaping construction material.

Soil, sod, or other excavated materials will not be collected.



A limited quantity (up to an amount equal to that of a pickup truck bed) of tree limbs and bush trimmings will be collected curbside at any residence on a weekly basis.  Materials should be piled as neatly as possible along the curb or edge of the street, preferably with all cut ends laid in the same direction. Limbs must be no larger than four (4) feet in length and six (6) inches in diameter. 

Limbs that exceed the length and diameter will not be collected and homeowner/tenant will be responsible for the removal of this debris, unless brought into compliance with Town collection regulations.



Landscaping Contractor Debris

Any landscaper or contractor working for a city resident is responsible for collecting and removing debris from that project. Tenants and property owners must ensure that debris left by any contractor is removed and properly disposed, whether by contractors, property owners, or tenants.


Relevant Links

Town Code of Ordinances

Ordinance Amending Title 6 Chapter 2

2015 International Property Maintenance Code with the local modifications.

Staff Contact

David Padgett
Street Supervisor
120 West Church Street
P.O. Box 2329
Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006
(803) 532-4601
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