Environmental Services FAQ:
When is garbage pick-up day?
St. Andrews Public Service District picks up garbage four days a week (Monday-Thursday). Please visit the Garbage Pickup Schedule to find your pick up day.
What is the difference between Garbage and Trash?
Please visit Garbage and Trash Regulations.
Can I put my leaves/grass clippings in a clear or black plastic bag?
Leaves and grass clippings cannot be put in plastic bags of any kind. Yard debris must be in paper bags or residents may choose to use personal containers up to 30 gallons (or 50 lbs.) instead of paper bags. For more information please visit the Garbage & Trash Regulations.
Where do I get a recycling container?
To request a recycling container, please visit Charleston County’s website.
What is the holiday schedule for garbage pick-up?
St. Andrews Public Service District observes nine holidays throughout the year. Please visit the Holiday Garbage Pickup Schedule for a detailed list.
How can I get a job application for Environmental Services?
Job applications can be picked up at our Administration building at 1775 Ashley River Road or click here to print the Environmental Services application.
Fire Department FAQ:
If I am a SAPSD resident, what can I legally burn?
Vegetative debris, including limbs, leaves, and grass clippings can be burned. If it grows on the resident’s property, they can burn it.
What items cannot be legally burned?
Residents cannot burn household garbage, plastics, shingles, tires, lumber, rubber, or anything other than plant growth that originates on the site.
What do I have to do before I conduct an outdoor burn?
State law requires residents to notify the Forestry Commission (see below) and follow certain precautions. To implement the proper precautions, residents must clear a firebreak around the burn site and have the right equipment (water hose, tractor, shovel, hand tools, etc.) available to keep the fire under control. Residents must also stay with the fire until it is completely safe.
All burning MUST comply with regulations established by the SC Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC). To find out more about DHEC regulations and outdoor burning, follow this link: http://www.scdhec.gov/HomeAndEnvironment/Air/OpenBurning/
What time of day can I burn?
The law does not restrict the time of day when residents can burn. However, burning during the late afternoon or at night, temperature inversions can cause smoke to linger close to the ground, where it may impact neighbors or nearby roads. In general, it is best to burn between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. This is the best time of day for smoke dissipation and will reduce the risk of negatively impacting neighbors.
How do I notify the Forestry Commission?
The toll-free number below allows a quick and easy way to make a yard debris burning notification. Just dial the number, listen to the message, and leave your name, address, and phone number. The notification law does not apply within town or corporate limits.
Number for Charleston County: 1-800-986-3593.
How can I get a job application for the Fire Department?
Job applications can be picked up at our Administration building at 1775 Ashley River Road or click here to download or print the Fire Department application.
How do I dispose of old fire extinguishers and old propane tanks?
Old fire extinguishers and propane tanks need to be brought directly to the Charleston County Landfill at 1344 Bees Ferry Rd. For more information please visit their website.
Does St. Andrews Fire Department install infant car seats?
St. Andrews Fire Department is certified by The National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program to install infant car seats. Click here for a complete listing of certified locations.
Does St. Andrews Fire Department provide smoke alarms for residents?
Yes, we do provide smoke alarms- however, we only provide them to residents who are not able to provide them or install them on their own. Please call St. Andrews Fire Department at 843-556-8951 to set up an appointment for a home safety survey and smoke alarm installation.
How can I obtain a copy of an incident report?
Incident reports vary upon the situation. Please call the St. Andrews Fire Department at 843-556-8951. They will assist you in obtaining the correct incident report.
If I call the Fire Department directly, will they be able to help me in an emergency?
In case of an emergency, dial 911 immediately and help will be provided in a timely manner.
Street Lighting FAQ:
If a street light goes out in front of my house and I reside in SAPSD, what do I do?
Residents of St. Andrews PSD who have a streetlight go out in front of their house should call the St. Andrews PSD administration office at 843-556-6310. The administrative staff will assist you in getting the street light replaced.