Public Works FAQs

What are the town's boundary limits?

The Town of Surfside Beach limits extend from the south side of 17th Avenue North south to the north side of Melody Lane, east to the ocean, west to Sandy Lane and Azalea Lane. Please be aware that even though your mailing address may say "Surfside Beach" that does not necessarily mean you reside within town limits.

How is trash collected?

Per Town ordinance, every individual residence is issued and charged for one green moby cart (trash can). Billing is included on your Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority bill. Charge is $18.75 per month. Charge is applied whether the moby cart is used or not. Additional carts requested or deemed necessary by the sanitation supervisor to handle overflow would result in an additional $18.75 per cart charge. Cart must be placed at the designated location curbside by 6:00 am on your scheduled collection day.

How are recyclables collected?

Recyclables are collected town-wide every Friday. Recyclables can be co-mingled and must be placed in town-issued blue recycle cart for collection. Cart must be placed at the designated location curbside by 6:00 am on Friday. If you need a recycle cart or need additional recycle carts, please contact Public Works (843-913-6360) or via email There is no charge for either the recycle carts or the recycle collection service.

Do I need to call to schedule a "special pick-up"?

No - there is no need to call to schedule pick-up of yard debris or bulk items. Simply place the item(s) curbside by 6:00 am on the scheduled collection day.

What can I not put out for collection?

Public Works is not allowed to collect electronic waste (TVs, computers, etc), paint, paint cans, tires, batteries, and/or hazardous materials (chemicals) at the curb. These items can be disposed of on the third Saturday of each month at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority Landfill in Conway. For more information call SWA at 843-347-1651.

The Town holds semi-annual drop off events at the Public Works facility to accept these items.

What are the fees for Sanitation Services?


Green Moby Cart - $18.75 per month per cart.
Blue Recycle Cart: There is no charge for recycle carts.

Commercial Dumpster Service

6 yd dumpster - $26.25 per pick-up, 8 yd dumpster $31.75 per pick-up

All sanitation service charges, residential and commercial, will appear on your water bill and are billed through Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority.

Where is the Public Works Office located?

Public Works is located at 740 Sandy Lane just off of Glenns Bay Road. Our office hours are:

May - September:
6:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday
11:00 pm - 12:00 pm Closed for Lunch

October - April:
7:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Closed for Lunch