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The City offers weekly trash removal and recycling pickup throughout the year to our residents and businesses.

Change to recycling program starts Nov. 13

Beginning November 13, 2023, the City of Mauldin will no longer service handheld recycle bins and will only service roll-away recycling carts.

If you currently have a handheld recycling bin and wish to continue utilizing the recycling service, you will need to purchase a Mauldin-issued roll-away recycling cart by Nov. 13.

The cost of a roll-away recycling cart is $50, and there are two ways to place an order:

  • Buy a cart online: Click here, scroll down to “TRASH CANS/RECYCLE CARTS” and click on “ORDER TRASH CANS & RECYCLING CARTS”.
  • Buy a cart in person at the Business and Development Office at City Hall at 5 E. Butler Rd.

If you currently have a roll-away recycling cart, you do NOT need to purchase a new one.

This change is being made because the Public Works Department is transitioning to a full fleet of side-arm trash trucks, which can only pick up roll-away recycling carts. Side-arm trash trucks are the most efficient and effective way for the Department to provide services to the public, in light of the rising cost of labor, recycling and insurance, as well as the number of homes the Public Works Department has to service in a given day.

If you have any questions about this change, please click here to view the FAQ.

Purchase Trash Cans & Recycling Carts

City-approved trash receptacles and recycling carts can be purchased by residents and businesses through the Business and Development Office by two methods:

  • Residents may bring cash or checks to the Business and Development Office at Mauldin City Hall, 5 East Butler Road.
  • Residents may also order online for trash receptacles and recycling carts.

The cost of bins is as follows:

  • Trash can (for residential waste): $75
  • Recycling cart: $50

Once your trash can or recycling cart has been purchased, it will be delivered to your address within 2-3 business days.

Care of the rollout container is each resident’s responsibility. Containers should be cleaned regularly, stored beside or behind the house or in an enclosure, and kept closed to keep water out. 

Trash Pickup Guidelines

Note: the below guidelines apply only to City of Mauldin-issued trash cans.

  • Trash can must be on the curb by 7:30 a.m. on your pickup day to be serviced.
  • Front of trash can must face the roadside to be serviced.
  • All trash must be bagged in a trash bag to ensure that all trash is deposited into the truck and does not end up outside the truck to prevent littering.
  • All trash bags must be inside the trash can to be picked up; trash bags are prohibited from being left anywhere outside the can, on the can and on the lid of the can except on holidays.
  • Any trash or trash bags that are not inside the trash can will not be picked up.
  • The City may pick up bulky items on a case by case basis; however, a pickup request must be made to Public Works at 864-289-8904 in order to schedule the pickup.
  • Only the green City of Mauldin can will be serviced; Public Works will not service any can other than the green City of Mauldin can.
  • Do not park motor vehicles in front of the trash can.
  • At least 3 feet of clearance from other objects (e.g. vehicles, mailboxes) must be maintained around the trash can to ensure pickup.

Prohibited Items in Trash Can

  • Paints, solvents
  • Tires
  • Propane tanks
  • Electronics
  • Combustive materials (acetone, gasoline, solvents, etc.)
  • Medical waste
  • Batteries
  • Construction Materials
  • Carpet and carpet padding
  • Liquid Paint (we only collect paint containers if all paint has been dried out)

Residents may haul their prohibited items to the below locations:

Simpsonville Residential Waste
517 Hipps Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680 

Twin Chimney Landfill
11075 Augusta Road, Honea Path, SC 29654

Recycling Pickup Guidelines

Items Allowed in Recycle Cart

  • Aluminum cans, foil, pans
  • Dry newspaper and inserts
  • Magazines, catalogs, mailers, telephone books
  • Plastic bottles and jugs
  • Cardboard

Street Sweeping

Street sweeping keeps our community clean and safe by removing dirt, garbage, petroleum products, vegetation and other materials that regularly collect on our streets and paths. Storm drainage systems are designed to drain excess rain and ground water from streets, parking lots, footpaths, sidewalks, and roofs. Keeping our storm drains clear helps reduce pollution and flooding.


The city will collect yard debris that follows the guidelines below and operates curbside leaf pickup throughout the year on an as-needed basis.

Pickup Guidelines

  • Grass and small hedge trimmings must be bagged, tied closed, and placed in the green trash container or set next to it. Grass clippings not bagged will not be picked up.
  • Loose yard debris should not be placed in trash containers. Trash containers filled with loose yard debris will not be emptied.
  • Loose leaves may be placed at the curb or edge of street to be vacuumed
  • Catch basins, inlets, and gutters should be kept free of leaves and debris.
  • Limited amounts of tree limbs and bush trimmings (4 cubic ft.) will be collected by the city. Materials shall be piled as neatly as possible. Limbs are to be no larger than 6 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter.
  • Yard debris should not be co-mingled. Please place leaves in a pile separate from limbs.
  • Please keep all curbside piles away from catch basins to prevent storm drain clogging.

Non-Collectable Items

  • Soil, sod, and other excavated material
  • Yard waste produced and collected by contractors who work for city residents must be disposed of by the contractor.

Residential Debris Drop-off Locations

Residents may haul their own yard debris to the below locations. Questions can be directed to (864) 243-9672.


Simpsonville Residential Waste
517 Hipps Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680

  • Limbs may not be more than 6 feet long, nor more than 6 inches in diameter
  • No more than one pick-up truck-load of debris is allowed at a time per household

Twin Chimney Landfill
11075 Augusta Road, Honea Path, SC 29654

  • Limbs more than 6 feet in length and 6 feet in diameter are allowed
  • More than one truck-load of debris is allowed

Christmas Trees

Mauldin Sanitation crews will collect curbside Christmas trees. Residents may also drop off trees at Springfield Park after removing all lights and decorations including garland and tinsel.


The Street Division provides sidewalk and road maintenance for all City-owned streets, which is approximately 80 miles. They are also responsible for maintaining storm drains including pipe and catch basin cleaning, pipe replacement, ditch cleaning, repair of catch basin tops, and easement maintenance.

Report A Road Problem


CALL (864)-289-8904

* Please note that your road may be maintained by the County or State.  Our department can connect you with the appropriate party if needed.

The City of Mauldin Public Works Department Street Division is responsible for the maintenance of municipal streets and associated stormwater drainage infrastructure within city right of ways and their dedicated easements. The division is also responsible for maintaining various drainage ditches by keeping them free of debris to permit adequate stormwater flow. The public streets in Mauldin are maintained either by the City or by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).

Street Repaving and Resurfacing

Streets that have deteriorated beyond the point of maintenance and repair are flagged for street resurfacing or major rehabilitation. A street resurfacing project usually includes some combination of full depth patching, milling, and asphalt overlays. Rehabilitation projects are selected for roads that have significant subgrade issues and require the complete replacement or reclamation of a street section.

Street resurfacing and maintenance are evaluated and prioritized based on an analysis of the PCI, street classification, development and utility scheduling, and the available budget approved by City Council. Based on these factors, roads are selected and approved by City Council for resurfacing or major rehabilitation. The intent of this effort is to provide the most cost-effective method to improve the overall condition of City streets. You may view the FY2021 road paving list here and is updated periodically.

The resurfacing and pavement preservation programs are funded through a combination of the City’s Capital Improvement Program and the Greenville Legislative Delegation Transportation Committee’s (GLDTC) Municipal Match Resurfacing Program (MMRP). Streets funded through the MMRP are managed by the GLDTC’s program manager.

Resurfacing Schedule
Annually, City Council approves the road paving list for the fiscal year. Once approved, the list is provided to the GLDTC’s program manager who develops the work schedule. The work schedule for the FY2021 road paving list can be viewed, here, once available. You may wish to note that the work schedule is continually updated to add the roads from the paving list once the work schedule has been determined.

Prior to the work beginning, the City and the paving contractor will post signs on the street or distribute door hangers to let residents know that work is about to begin. While work is being done on the street, residents are asked not to park or place yard debris in the street.

Additional Information
For more information or for questions regarding resurfacing on your street, contact the City Public Works Department at (864) 289-8904 or


To let us know about an issue that needs our attention, please complete the service request form.


The Sewer Division consists of a crew that handles inflow and infiltration, flushing and camera monitoring of the city sewer lines. This department is capable of point repair for old sewer lines and manholes and videoing existing lines for maintenance and they also maintain the rights-of-way for the sewer lines.

Don’t Rush to Flush!

An uptick in clogged main sewer lines has been caused by items such as baby wipes, paper towels, and disinfectant wipes being flushed into the sewage system. Download a flier to see how you can keep our sewage system from getting clogs!


All Mauldin parks and facility grounds are maintained by our Parks & Grounds Division. Working hard to ensure a clean city, they are responsible for grounds maintenance and beautification.

Maintenance and Beautification

Our Parks & Grounds team is responsible for maintaining parks, walking trails, facility grounds and several miles of right-of-ways within City limits. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Maintaining flower beds
  • Mowing, marking, irrigation, and lighting
  • Weed and litter control
  • Maintaining restrooms and shelters
  • Maintaining park fields prior to and during games.


To let us know about an issue that needs our attention, please complete the service request form.


Our maintenance team handles upkeep on all city buildings, including repairing and monitoring HVAC, electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems.


Our fleet maintenance team has been staffed with two experienced mechanics who have offered their extensive knowledge of repair and maintenance for all city vehicles and equipment for nearly 30 years.


To let us know about an issue that needs our attention, please complete the service request form.



Matthew Fleahman

Matthew Fleahman

Public Works Director

Michael Simon

Michael Simon

Building Maintenance Supervisor

Andy Miller

Andy Miller

Sewer Supervisor

Michael Wedin

Michael Wedin

Parks Supervisor

Josh Roberts

Josh Roberts

Sanitation Supervisor

Jeff Dockery

Jeff Dockery

Streets Supervisor


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